Nautilus

This nautilus is well-preserved in iron pyrite, and shows the chambered section well. The body chamber is missing. Based on the colour of the matrix, the rock filling parts of the specimen, and the fact that it is in Lyme Regis Museum, this is probably Lower Jurassic in age.

Find out more about nautili on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Nautilus

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Unknown

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

Unknown

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Donald Hardy

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1979.38