5.2" Devonian Ammonite (Anetoceras) - Morocco

This is a 5.2" wide 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.

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. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Anetoceras sp.
LOCATION
Anti-Atlas Region, Morocco
SIZE
5.2" ammonite, 6.3" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#110647
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