Nautilus

These specimens are quite small, but are well-preserved, showing the internal chambers clearly. Nautili are common in the Lower Chalk of Dorset and East Devon.

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Common name

Nautilus

Scientific name

Nautilus laevigatus

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Chlorite 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.1973.326-327