5.4" Devonian Ammonite (Anetoceras) - Morocco

This is a 5.4" 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. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Anetoceras sp.
LOCATION
Anti-Atlas Region, Morocco
SIZE
5.4" ammonite, 6.5" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#110659
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