Catalog Number: CG-0024

First named by Alpheus Hyatt in 1883, Metacoceras is one of the two most common cephalopods I find in Parks Township. Pseudorthoceras is the other one, a narrow straight shelled genus. This specimen shows nice banding where the individual chambers are on the shell. The first photo shows the shell material and the fossilized internal shell underneath. The shell generally needs to be gone to see the bands when viewing cephalopod specimens in the kind of limestone locally.