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4.8" Devonian Ammonite (Anetoceras) - Morocco
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This is a 4.8" tall specimen of the Early Devonian ammonite Anetoceras quarried in the Anti-Atlas Region of Morocco. The ammonite has been painstakingly prepared from the hard limestone matrix that it was found in creating a nice free-standing display. There are a couple heads of phacopid trilobites also exposed in the limestone that have been left in place.
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.