Large Genuine Orthoceras Fossil Plate (39 lbs)
A stunning large clustered plate of Orthoceras fossils in sea-bed matrix. The surface is ornamented by a network of fine lirae.
The orthoceras mollusk lived in abundance during the Paleozoic Era, some 250 to 750 million years ago. Orthoceras is a member of the class Cephalopoda and is closely related to the extinct giant Cephalopod and present-day chambered nautilus. Orthoceras ("straight horn") is a slender, elongate shells with the middle of the body chamber transversely constricted, and a subcentral orthochoanitic siphuncle.
You will receive the exact object in this photo accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Weight: 39 lbs, Dimensions: 14"L x 2W x 32H inches