Orthoceras Fossil

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This a stunning natural Orthoceras fossil box. This fossil was founded south of the Atlas Mountains in Southern Morocco, at the northern fringe of the Sahara Desert. This Orthoceras is an ancient cousin to the squid, taking us back 450 million years ago to the Devonian Period.

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  • Dimensions: 5.75 in. L x 4 in. W x 2 in. H
  • Material: Orthoceras Fossil
  • Location Origin: Atlas Mountains, Morocco
  • Age of Fossil: Approximately 240-500 million years
Additional Info: The very primitive members of the Phylum Cephalopoda are ancestral cousins of the modern squid or octopus. The word Orthoceras means "straight horn" and refers to its shape. All Orthoceras have chambers separated by walls called Septa. They also have a tube that runs down the center of the shell called a siphuncle. It is believed that this tube was used to carry gas into the chambers to control the buoyancy of the shell.