A fossil Cyrtoceras or Nautilus

A fossil Cyrtoceras or Nautilus

400000000 BC England

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A Fossil Cyrtoceras or Nautilus
Palaeozoic Era - 400 million years old

Size : 8.5 high x 13.5 cm wide
Old collectiojn label 'Nautilus'
Also another label : 'Butler Brompton Road London' staing that is was found near Hythe in Kent
Nautiloids are primitive marine cephalopds that possess a shell. They were most abundant in the Palaeozoic era, but today only a single genus survives in the South West Pacific Ocean. they swim by squirting water out of their body cavity . This cyrtoceras would have floated on the surface of the sea with its head down.
This fossil has a label to the underside marked 'Butler Brompton Road London' stating that it was found near Hythe in Kent
Dimensions
Height 8.50 cm (3.35 inches)
Width 13.50 cm (5.31 inches)
Stock Code
F042
Medium
Fossil
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