This high quality Orthoceras specimen is hand polished but unpolished on the bottom so the bedrock reveals actual other fossils. The fossil makes an excellent paperweight as well as conversation piece on your desk or table! Large specimen - 4.5" x 3" x .75".
Found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Orthoceras are an extinct Nautiloid cephalopod that lived from the Ordovician Period to the Triassic Period (500 – 200 million years ago). Orthoceras are the ancestral cousins of the modern squid or octopus.
All orthoceras had chambers separated by walls and had a tube that ran down the center, thought to carry gas into the chambers to control buoyancy.
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