1.9" Fossil Goniatite (Posttornoceras) - Morocco

This is a 1.9" fossil goniatite (Posttornoceras) from near Tafilalt, Morocco. The out shell is completely worn away, revealing the intricate suture pattern of the inner shell.

This specimen includes an acrylic display stand.



Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Posttornoceras weyeri
LOCATION
Tafilalt, Morocco
SIZE
1.9" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#117211
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