Goniatites, Small

Early/Lower Carboniferous Period


Small Goniatites

- Fossil -


360 Million Years Old

Early/LowerCarboniferous Period

The shell is strongly involute, with a small, narrow umbilicus. The suture includes both pointed and rounded elements in the form of a zigzag. The thin shell had a ornament of fine, closely spaced growth lines.

Habitat: Goniatites lived in Carboniferous shelf seas, occuring locally in swarms over reef structures. The shape of its shell suggests that Goniatites was a poor swimmer.

Measurements: 38mm x 31mm