Stunning ammonite with red opalization on the surface.
Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resemble the squid we know today. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells.
Ammonites are closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble a nautilus.
Every piece is unique and one of a kind!
These fossils come from the Mahajanga River Basin, near the village of Ambatolafia of northwest Madagascar, located in the former province of Mahajanga/ Majunga.
They are dated from the Early Cretaceous period, Albian age (100 to 113.0 million years ago).