Orthoceras squid fossil ~ 250 million years oldYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA
Size: 19 x 8.5 x 2.1 cm
Description: This was a prehistoric squid related to the modern day squid, nautilus, and the octopus family. They are also called cephalopods meaning that their head and tail protruded from the same opening of the shell. They had a cone shaped shell; they may have reached 4 meters in length by building larger chambers onto their shell. They lived inside of their shell, had tentacles they could use to grab food and used jet propulsion, squirting water to move. These orthoceras are extinct “straight-shelled” cephalopods that lived from the Ordovician Period to the Triassic Period (500 – 200 million years ago).
Concept & 3D-modelling by dr. Andrei Ionut APOPEI