12.1" Tall Tower Of Polished Orthoceras (Cephalopod) Fossils

This is a 12.1" tall, tower made out of this fossiliferous rock. Areas where the larger Orthoceras fossils are located has been polished so that their chambered structure can easily be seen. The base is flat so that it stands up easily on it's own.

Orthoceras is an extinct "straight" cephalopod that lived during the Devonian period nearly 400 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. Rock containing their abundant fossils is mined near Erfoud, Morocco and is commonly shaped and polished into decorative pieces.

Arionoceratid Nautiloid
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
12.1" tall
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