A Fossilized Nautilus
Weight: 4170 gr / 9.2 lbs
Width: 20 cm / 7.9 in
Height: 16 cm / 6.3 in
Depth: 10 cm / 3.9 in
Item Code: 926
Latin Name: Nautilidae
Site: Jura Mountains, on the Swiss-French border
Age: late Jurassic, c. 160 million years old
Provenance: deaccessioned by Museum Biochron, Emmen, The Netherlands
On offer is a stunning and large Nautilus. Nautilussen were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Nautilussen appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.
This comes with a stainless steel display stand.
This piece formed part of the Museum Biochron in Emmen in The Netherlands. The Museum has recently deaccessioned part of its collections. This piece falls outside or our main territory of expertise but we have attempted to catalogue it as professionally as possible and we are able to offer these pieces at competitive prices.
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