2.8" Paleocene Nautilus (Hercoglossa?) Fossil - Alabama

This is a fossil nautilus (Hercoglossa ulrichi?) that was collected from the Paleocene Midway Stage of Wilcox County, Alabama. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The shell of a Nautilus is made up of two layers. The inner layer has the iridescent shine while the outer layer provides protection from external forces. Inside the shell are septa which divide the living area of the shell into compartments and help the animal maintain balance and position in the water column.

Nautilus are "living fossils" in that species similar to this one still exist in our oceans.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Hercoglossa ulrichi?
LOCATION
Wilcox County, Alabama
FORMATION
Midway Stage
SIZE
2.8" wide ammonite
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#156452
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