Madagascar Ammonite (NHMW-Geo 2021/0021/0001)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
3D scan of a fossilized ammonite from the Lower Albian (Lower Cretaceous). The mother-of-pearl shell is still visible, which makes this piece special. This ammonite was found in Ambatolafia within the Mahajanga Basin in the northwest of Madagascar. Take a look at a 3D scan of a big block full of fossilized ammonites from the same location here.
This fossil cannot be found in the exhibition of the Natural History Museum. Some other beautiful specimens of this kind can be found in Hall 8 of the NHM Vienna.
Specimen: Aioloceras besairiei (Collingion, 1949)
Inventory number: NHMW-Geo 2021/0021/0001
Collection: NHM Vienna, Geology and Palaeontology Department, Mesozoic collection (curator: Alexander Lukeneder)
Find out more about the NHM Vienna here.
Scanned and edited by Nikola Brodtmann (NHMW)
Scanner: Artec Space Spider. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.