Nautiloid Chambered, Orthoceras
Polished chambered nautiloid, Orthoceras sp. fossil in black marble
Beautifully detailed Nautiloid specimens, from the Devonian era, 380 million years old. Excavated in Morocco.
These elegant specimens, with their elongated shape polished to show the fascinating fossil detail, will make a stylish addition to any fossil collection or a punctuation piece in your decor
Size: 165x55x25 mm
Weight approx 150g
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Curious about Nautiloids?
Nautiloids, a type of marine cephalopods belonging to the Mollusca group, first appeared during the Late Cambrian period. Today, we can observe their living counterparts in the form of Nautilus and Allonautilus.
Fossilized nautiloids exhibit remarkable diversity, comprising a vast array of species totaling more than 2,500. These ancient creatures thrived during the early Paleozoic era, where they dominated as the primary predators. Throughout their evolutionary history, nautiloids developed an exceptional range of shell shapes, including coiled variations and immense straight-shelled forms. However, only a small number of coiled species known as nautiluses have managed to survive into the present day.
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