This well preserved example of an iridescent, fossilised Ammonite is an intact and perfectly preserved specimen. Ammonites were an animal which lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of Earth's history at least 66 million years ago. Ammonites became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period at approximately the same time that dinosaurs vanished.
This specimen was found in the jungles of Mahajanga on the north west coast of Madagascar, and is approximately 180 million years old. The Australian Museum Shop sources all the fossils, minerals and gemstones that we sell from reputable Australian wholesalers, whose local and international supply chains are the most sustainable and ethically credible in the world.
90x70x25mm, 185g approx