1 1/2 - 2" Polished Orthoceras Fossils - Morocco

 
These are small polished Orthoceras (cephalopod) fossils from Morocco. They range from 1 1/2 to 2" in length with most being closer to 2" long. The photos are representative of the specimen you will receive. An ID card will be included with each specimen.

The fossils commonly known as orthoceras are extinct "straight" cephalopods that lived during the Upper Devonian period around 370 million years ago. Like other cephalopods they lived inside of their shell, had tentacles they could use to grab food and used jet propulsion, squirting water to move. The rock containing them is quarried from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and frequently polished to make decorative items with the fossils visible on the polished surface.



While orthoceras is the common name for these cephalopods, there are actually several different genus including Michelinoceras and Arionoceras found in association. Unless you are one of the world's leading experts on fossil cephalopods you probably won't be able to tell them apart.
FOR SALE
$3
1814 Available
Quantity Discounts
5 to 24 Pieces
$2
25+ Pieces
$1.50
DETAILS
FOSSIL TYPE
Orthoceras (cephalopod)
AGE
Devonian (400 million years old)
LOCATION
Atlas Mountain Range - South Morocco
SIZE
1 1/2 to 2" long