Natural Douvilleiceras Ammonites

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Description

Price is for one Natural Douvilleiceras Ammonite we will choose the biggest and best at the time of order to send your way.

These are beautifully preserved ammonite fossils that lived from both the Jurassic and the Cretaceous periods. Many of them have been turned into agate, and the inner parts are often preserved as hollow spaces lined with crystals. They are  beautiful when cut and polished to reveal this inner chamber detail and color.

Ammonites were common in the ancient tropical sea around the world. And this Natural Douvilleiceras Ammonite was one of them. During the Cretaceous period much of the earth was under a warm shallow salt water sea. Because the sea was so full of these animals they can still be found today. But the condition of the fossil is key to the look of them. In this case this Ammonite was preserved quickly with minerals.

Ammonites are cephalopods related to modern day Octopus and squid and they were common in the oceans. This Natural Douvilleiceras Ammonite had a round and hard shell that protected the ammonite. Today Octopus and squid have no shell but in the past they did. This Natural Douvilleiceras Ammonite has chambers that are now filled with minerals.

Ammonites were born with small shells but as they grew they would add a new chamber. The animal lived in the last chamber. As they fossilized the chambers filled with minerals. Because of the minerals the Ammonites display a wide variety of colors.

Price is for ONE of These Natural Douvilleiceras Ammonites are from the Upper Cretaceous Period of Mahajanga Province in Madagascar.

Ammonites are Cephalopods related to squid and octopus. They had tentacles, eyes and a beak much like their modern cousins.
They range in size from 1 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 inch in size.
Photograph is a general representation of the ammonite you will receive.
We will choose the biggest and best one of the lot we have at that time to send to you.