1.5" Unusual Goniatite (Goniatites) Fossil - Oklahoma

This is 1.5" wide Fossil goniatite (Goniatites) from the Caney Shale near Clarita, Oklahoma. The outer shell is gone leaving the intricate pattern of the inner shell sutures.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Goniatites possessed a shell which was divided internally into chambers filled with gas for buoyancy. An open chamber at the front of the shell provided living space for the animal. The general morphology and habit of goniatites was probably similar to that of their later relatives the ammonites, being free swimming and possessing a head with two well developed eyes and arms.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Goniatites americanum
LOCATION
Clarita, Oklahoma
FORMATION
Caney Shale
SIZE
1.5" goniatite, 2.4" with rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#117204
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