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1st Tulear Ammonite

Measures Roughly 2" Each

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The first Tulear ammonites were a group of extinct marine animals that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, around 70 million years ago. They belonged to the subclass Ammonoidea, which includes a diverse array of ammonites that are characterized by their spiral shells with intricate patterns and ridges.


The Tulear ammonites were first discovered in the coastal town of Tulear, located in southwestern Madagascar, by a French naturalist named Alfred Grandidier in the late 19th century. The species is particularly notable for its unique shell morphology, which is characterized by a distinct ribbing pattern and a smooth outer surface. The Tulear ammonite was named after its place of discovery, and it has since become one of the most well-known and extensively studied ammonite species.


The Tulear ammonite is believed to have inhabited shallow, warm waters, and it likely fed on plankton and small marine organisms. Its shell served as protection from predators and provided buoyancy for the animal to move around in the water. Although the Tulear ammonite went extinct along with the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, their fossils have provided valuable insights into the evolution and biology of ancient marine animals.

1st Tulear Ammonite

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