Your Language: English

Orthoceras

Orthoceras

Orthoceras

199-88 million years old

Orthoceras or "straight horn" is a genus of extinct nautiloid cephalopod. This genus is sometimes called Orthoceratites. Note it is sometimes misspelled as Orthocera, Orthocerus or Orthoceros. Orthoceras fossils are common and have a global distribution, occurring in any marine rock, especially limestones.These are slender, elongate shells with the middle of the body chamber transversely constricted, and a subcentral orthochoanitic siphuncle. The surface is ornamented by a network of fine lirae. Many other very similar species are included under the genus Michelinoceras. Although it has an external, chambered shell like the Nautilus, Orthoceras is probably more closely related to coleoids.

3 Item(s)

Grid  List 

3 Item(s)

Grid  List