Large Silurian Cephalopod




Here is your chance to own a classic fossil from a classic site.
HARDER and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York

This is a Large Silurian Cephalopod.  It is a Dawsonceras americanum and was collected decades ago and just recently prepared by our prep lab.
Here is a Super detailed fossil from a classic site in NY.

Fossils especially this Very Large Silurian Cephalopod from this site are preserved in Spectacular detail. Because of the large size it is believed they grew to massive lengths.

This Very Large Silurian Cephalopod is actually an animal related to modern day octopus but then they had hard shells. They have modern relatives like octopus and squid that live in the  shallow salt water seas and lagoons.

Although there were many species of Cephalopods, they shared a basic body styles consisting of a hard shell either round or straight.

This large Silurian Cephalopod thrived in the warm shallow inland sea that covered the area during the Silurian Period some 420 million years ago. The Cephalopods living near what is now Middleport New York were established near an ocean delta system that periodically buried the animals during storms in silt. This silt eventually hardened into stone that preserved the animals in glorious detail.

This one has exceptional detail . It is 8  inches long.  The matrix is 8 1/2 by 4.3 inches. It has been meticulously prepared using air abrasive technology.