MEDITERRANICon November 9, 2018
Perfect complete Mammites nodosoides Fossil Ammonite. Goulmina, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Restoration details: 100% natural specimen. This is a wonderful handpicked specimen, matrix-free and with great display quality and cleaned on both faces. With good size, excellent quality, it is a true collection/exposition specimen.
Ammonites, named after the Egyptian God Amon, is the name used for an extinct class of Cephalopods. They were a very interesting group that lived in the prehistoric oceans, and that was a form of fast-moving invertebrated marine creatures.
It belongs to the Cephalopoda class, order Ammonitida. Mammites are "horned" ammonites and also a very beautiful species. This one is a perfect example of this beloved species.
Dimensions - Specimen: 11,3 x 5,0 cm.
Weight: 580 g.
Finding locality: Goulmina, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Taxonomy - Species: Mammites nodosoides; Family: Acanthoceratidae; Order: Ammonitida; Class: Cephalopoda.
Geological Period: Cretaceous, from Mesozoic Era.