A impressive Display of Nineteen Madagascan Ammonite Fossils in a Victorian Dome.
A impressive collection of 19 large natural Madagascan perisphinctes ammonite fossils.
The large dome displaying 19 ammonites mounted on iron rods. The fossils being gently polished but still retaining good detail and natural 'out of ground' look. All are of good size for this type, approx 100mm diameter some slightly smaller. Original Victorian oval glass domes on ebonised wood base.
These particular Ammonite fossils are from the Jurassic period (165 million years old) originated from Tulear in the southern part of Madagascar, an island of the east coast of Africa. Various different species of Ammonite are found in this remote location, and the seas were once full of these molluscs. Ammonites are an extinct group of marine molluscs in the sub-class of Ammonoidea of the class Cephlapod.
Dome: Height 51cm, Width 48cm, Depth 23cm.