Fossil ammonites

Fossil ammonites

Beautiful fossilised ammonites from Africa.

Family of the squid

Ammonites were a group in the marine mollusks where the current squid belongs to. Today, these animals have their shell inside but the Ammonites had their shell outside the body, like snails. Ammonites died about 65 million years ago along with the dinosaurs by a massive meteorite impact.

African ammonites

All Ammonites on this page where found in Africa. The smaller ammonites where found in Morocco and the larger specimens in Madagascar. Ammonites from Madagascar are not only fossilized but also opalised, this gives a beautiful colored glance.