5.45" Polished Fossil Nautilus - Madagascar

This is a beautiful, 5.45" wide, polished nautilus fossil from Ambatalafia in Madagascar. The polishing allows for the inner chambers and white scepta separating them to be seen.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cymatoceras sp.
LOCATION
Ambatalafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
5.45" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#183295
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