Rare and very big heteromorphic ammonites Spiny Crioceratites majoricensis from the Upper Hauterivian, Balearic area.
This museum-quality Crioceratites specimen was discovered and prepared by a renowned fossil preparator and collector . It took many painstaking days to expose the three-dimensional form of the fossil from the matrix.
Please note that spines rarely fossilise, they are incredibly difficult to prepare, and some likely wore off during the ammonite lifetime.
In this specimen spines have been reconstructed when the specimen is been prepared to show how it might have appeared in life.
Restoration notes: 100% of the spines are reconstructed and glued into their original anatomical position.
Ammonite is 9.5 cm from spine to spine.
With standing matrix.
In the back side there is another ammonite.
Notes: some repairs and cracks are present as normal, as the stone is quite fragile. This is not made in a factory!
It looks great from every angle and would be an amazing display in a home, office or museum.
- Decoratieve ammoniet
- Heteromorph Ammonite- 3D
- Wetenschappelijke naam
- Crioceratites majoricensis-
- Geologisch tijdperk
- KRIJT-Onder Krijt, Hauterivien (129,4–132,9 miljoen jaar)