Nummulite, fossil calcareous skeleton of a unicellular animal
Beautiful nummulite found in Morocco. This nummuliet the fossil limestone skeleton of a single-celled animal, foraminifer.
Beautifully preserved fossil kalskelet a unicellular animal
What is a nummulite?
A nummulite is a disc-shaped foraminifer, single-celled animal. As a fossil only the calcareous skeleton remains. For unicellular animals they could be enormous, up to 10 centimeters. Also with age concerns they did well, some could be up to 60 years old.
Location and time
Nummulites arrived worldwide. These specimens are found in Morocco. Nummulites existed millions of years before the Eocene. About 28 million years ago, they are extinct.