Natural Orthoceras Morocco Bookends
This is a beautiful matched set of bookends from Natural Orthoceras fossils!
They are each 6.5 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide at the bottom and 2.25 inches thick.
This Orthoceras (an ancient cousin to the Squid) lived in the Devonian Period about 450 million years ago and the fossil was found south of the Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco, at the northern fringe of the Sahara Desert.
These very primitive members of the Phylum Cephalopoda are ancestral cousins of the modern squid or octopus. The word Orthoceras means "straight horn" and refers to its shape. All Orthoceras have chambers separated by walls called Septa. They also have a tube that runs down the center of the shell called a siphuncle. It is believed that this tube was used to carry gas into the chambers to control buoyancy of the shell.
Metaphysical Properties: Fossils can help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also aid one in being open to change and new ideas.