Ammonite Douvilleiceras

  • €7,000.00
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • Product Code: AMM-221
  • Age: Jurassic
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 390mm × 320mm × 200mm
  • Weight: 23.80kg

Description

A beautiful Ammonite belonging to the Douvilleiceras genus, lived during the Cretaceous period.
Ammonites of this genus had an elongated spiral shell, with a central section (the cameroceras) that was narrower and a terminal section (the proloceras) that was wider. The sutures, or the lines that separated the various sections of the shell, were very intricate and decorative.
Douvilleiceras fossils are often found in Jurassic-era sedimentary rocks, such as silts, marls, and clays. They can be used to date these rocks and to understand the environmental conditions under which they were deposited. Furthermore, ammonites are often used as a fossil marker for correlating sedimentary deposits in different parts of the world, as they have a wide geographic distribution and relatively long time duration.

Tags: ammonite, douvilleiceras, madagascar