Orthoceras fossils

Orthoceras fossils

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The orthoceras fossils in this piece of black Moroccan limestone come from a species of extinct marine cephalopods known as orthocone nautiloids. They date from the Devonian Period, approximately 400 million years ago. They are ancestors of ammonites, squids, octopuses and cuttlefish.

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Keywords: cephalopods, cuttlefish, devonian, extinct, fossil, marine, nautiloids, octopus, orthoceras, orthocone, sea creatures, silurian, squds

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