Genuine Polished Orthoceras Fossil (5 lbs)
A stunning clustered plate of Orthoceras fossils in sea-bed matrix. 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. The surface is ornamented by a network of fine lirae.
Weight: 5 lbs, Dimensions: 7.75 x .5 x 10.5 inches