How Orthoceras Fossils are Made

How are Orthoceras Fossils Formed?


Orthoceras (straight horn )is an extinct nautiloid cephalopod.

The Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches in length to over six feet. They could swim as well as crawl on the ocean floor. By filling the chambers in their shells with air they could float through the seas propelling themselves by squirting jets of water. As they died their shells accumulated upon the ocean floor, then covered by sediments they transformed into stone over the ages.

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