A fossil Cyrtoceras or Nautilus

A Fossil Cyrtoceras or Nautilus
Palaeozoic Era - 400 million years old
Size : 8.5 high x 13.5 cm wide
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

A fossil Cyrtoceras or Nautilus

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