Orthoceras Sculpture – OS01

Orthoceras are prehistoric cephalopods related to squid and octopus. This beautiful orthoceras (meaning “Straight Horn”) fossil is from the Sahara Desert in Morocco. It dates to the Devonian Period – 395 to 345 million years old! These ancient mollusks had long, straight shells divided into chambers connected by a tube, called the “siphuncle”. The creature lived in the largest chamber at the top, and would exchange air and water between the other chambers to regulate buoyancy.

These Orthoceras fossils in matrix have been shaped into sculptural towers and each is unique.

What you see in the picture is what you’ll receive

Weight: 1.426kg

Size: Approx 20.5 x 6cm

$23.00 + GST

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