Polished Orthoceras (Cephalopod) - Morocco

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. They are found and mined in huge numbers from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, which lie on the Northern edge of the Sahara Desert.

This specimen has been polished to reveal the inner segmented chambers of the shell.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Orthoceras regulare
LOCATION
Atlas Mountain Range - South Morocco
SIZE
Plate 7.5 x 3.4"
ITEM
#96647
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