Display of Fourteen Madagascan Ammonite Fossil Specimens in a Victorian Dome.
A impressive collection of 14 large natural Madagascan perisphinctes ammonite fossils.
The large dome displaying 14 ammonites mounted on iron rods. Some fossils being gently polished retaining good detail and natural 'out of earth' 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 47cm, Width at base 42cm, Depth at base 20cm.