Large Ammonite Pair (V)
These are excellent, large, hand-picked examples of Cleoniceras Ammonites from Madagascar. Ammonites from this area are unusually very well-preserved, and are often filled with calcite crystals making it possible to cut them in half and polish them. The details of the spiral chambers remain, and as a pair, it is a beautiful set. You will receive this exact pair.
Ammonites are an extinct group of marine animals similar to the nautilus. Like the nautilus, ammonites had a soft body with tentacles that emerged from a hollow chambered shell utilized in the manner of a submarine's ballast tanks. Ammonites are often identified by their shell ornamentation and the structures of the wall that divide the shell's chambers.