Orthoceras - Cephalopod Mass Mortality
Arionoceras, a fascinating species from the mid-upper Silurian period, is a type of orthoceras that once inhabited the ancient seas. Residing in what is now known as the Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco, these cephalopods boasted a slender, elongated shell with a conical structure, showcasing distinctive, gracefully coiled chambers. The intricate siphuncle, a tube connecting these chambers, aided in buoyancy regulation. Arionoceras left behind well-preserved fossils, providing a glimpse into the marine life of a bygone era. Their presence in the geological layers of the Anti-Atlas Mountains serves as a captivating testament to the Earth's prehistoric underwater ecosystems.
Dimensions: 10" x 10'
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