Orthoceras 2" Specimen Group
These high quality Orthoceras specimens are hand polished but unpolished on the bottom so the bedrock reveals actual other fossils. The specimens are great for classroom study, rockhounds, fossil collectors. Can be made into jewelry and other craft projects.
The group of 6 are approximately 2" each. The photo is for illustration only. Each orthoceras is entirely unique in shape, size and coloration.
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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