Nautilus

The nautilus Cymatoceras is unusual because the faint ribbing on the outside of the shell has a chevron pattern. Most nautili have simple curved ribbing, if any. This specimen has been crushed at an unusual angle.

Find out more about nautili on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Nautilus

Scientific name

Cymatoceras arcuatus

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Chloritic Marl, Lower Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Eggardon Hill, near Compton Abbas

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.325