Polished Cleoniceras Ammonite With Intricate Suture Pattern

Cleoniceras cleon

Phylum Mollusca, Class Cephalopoda, Subclass Ammonoidea, Order Ammonitida

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Albian Stage (150 mya)

Size: 124 mm diameter

Fossil Site: Tulear, Madagascar

Description: This spectacular ammonite is Cleoniceras cleon from Madagascar that has been polished to show the wonderful detail in the sutures that afforded strength to the shell. This is one of the highly intricate patterns, and makes for a dramatic, large display specimen. This is a fine example of an ammonite from the Albian (112 m.y.a) deposits of Madagascar.

Also see: Ammonite Fossils

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