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Phylloceras inflatum fossil from the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar. The fossil dates to the Albian Stage of the Cretaceous Period, around 105 Ma (mega-annum, or million years). This ammonite is a shelled cephalopod related to extant squids.

The septum on this ammonite is the original nacre (aragonitic mother of pearl). Orange calcite crystals are in the chambers of the ammonite.

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Submitted to CORE Scholar to be digitized by Graduate Student, David Peterman.


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