Orthoceras, Small

Devonian Period

 

Small Orthoceras

- Fossil -

Morocco

360 Million Years Old

Devonian Period

The shell of Orthoceras is shaped like a slowly tapering cylindrical cone, and is made up of closely spaced concavo-convex chambers, joined together by a centrally pplaced tube caled the siphuncle.

Habitat: Orthoceras was an active swimmer, with the shell positioned horizontally in the water. It scavenged and predated on small animals.

Measurements: 38mm x 27mm