4.05" Jurassic Nautilus (Cymatoceras) Fossil -Madagascar

This is a 4.05" nautilus (Cymatoceras sp.) fossil, cut in half and polished, revealing the animal's fascinating inner chambers. It is Jurassic in age and was collected in Madagascar's southwestern Tulear province.

Each half comes with an acrylic display stand.

A nautilus's shell 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 that 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": species similar to this one still exist in our oceans!
FOR SALE
$65 $56
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cymatoceras sp.
LOCATION
Tulear Province, Madagascar
SIZE
4.05" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#282710
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