Virtual Tour of the Johnston Geology Museum

STOP 4 - Cephalopods

These creatures inhabited the shallow seas that once occupied Kansas. There is so much to see here that this display is split into two separate cases. View the one on the left first.

Question 7: Living cephalopods include which two groups?

Question 8: Chambered cephalopods are divided into what two groups?

Question 9: True or False - Chambered cephalopod shells come in coiled and straight forms.

Question 10: Where did the large coiled nautiloid come from?

Question 11: During what period of geologic time did the large coiled nautiloid specimen live?

Question 12: What is the approximate range in years (beginning to end) of that period? Click here for a Geologic Time Scale