Orthoceras Fossil

Orthoceras Fossil


In this shell lived Orthocerus, an ancient mollusk whose fossilized shells are found and polished in the Sarah Desert in Morrocco. In the Devonian geologic period, some 350 million years ago, these ocean dwellers, reaching a length of up to 6 feet, swan in an ocean that covered the area.

After death, their shells were preserved in the black marble where they are found today. They moved by ejecting water through an opening and by moving their tentacles. The tentacles caught food while their parrot-shaped beaks cut the food up.


Weight: 356g

Dimensions: 12.5cmx9cmx3cm


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