Small orthoceras fossil encased in an acrylic box
Includes information on the orthoceras on back of box
Perfect for party favors or as stocking stuffers
Good for display and teaching purposes in the classroom setting
Orthoceras is a cephalopod that first appeared approximately 500 millions years ago, and then became extinct approximately 385 million years ago. The name means straight horn, referring to it's characteristic of a long, straight, conical shell. The preserved shell is all that remains of this ancestor of our modern-day squid. This fossil was discovered in the Atlas Mountain range of southern Morocco. It is encased in a small acrylic box, making it perfect for Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers or for small party favors. Also great for the classroom!Note: Size of fossil may vary, due to it being a real fossil.