Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ubiquitous cephalopod identified

So, if you, like me, were wondering, what that cephalopod that shows up in all the artist depictions of the Ordovician is, it's probably a member of Orthoceras which is pretty neat. If you want to know pretty much everything about it, I suggest you take a look at this paper, which is pretty dense. And if you just want to read something from the 1930s about fossils in China, check this out. They're proposing a new genus for some fossils that kinda look like Orthoceras. 
Cheers!
Charlie Moffatt

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