3.5" Pliensbachian Nautilus (Cenoceras) Fossil - France

This is a fossil nautilus of the genus Cenoceras, collected from France. It is Pliensbachian (Jurassic period) in age, or approximately 185 - 190 million years old. 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
Cenoceras sp.
LOCATION
Fresney-le-Puceux, France
SIZE
3.5" wide nautilus
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#152702
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