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Nautilus | Nautiloidea

Nautilus for sale, the premium destination for high-quality fossil Nautili procured from around the world. The nautiloid group consists of a mollusc which is also a shelled cephalopod related to the octopi, cuttlefish and squids to name a few of its relatives. These free pelagic marine dwellers are prolific in their environments and have roamed the global oceans through different periods of time, which span about 250 million years. Today the nautilus can still be found in the Pacific ocean. In this section, we offer a selection of wonderfully preserved and conserved fossil nautilus.
  1. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 60mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 60mm

    £39.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Diameter: 6.0 cm Approximate weight: 0,105 g Learn More
  2. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 55mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 55mm

    £39.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Width: 5.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,078 g Learn More
  3. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 55mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 55mm

    £39.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Width: 5.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,073 g Learn More
  4. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 50mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 50mm

    £39.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Width: 5.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,070 g Learn More
  5. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 55mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 55mm

    £39.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Width: 5.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,080 g Learn More
  6. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 54mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 54mm

    £39.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Width: 5.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,072 g Learn More
  7. 24% off
    Internal Nautilus Sculpture 176mm

    Nautilus Sculpture

    Regular Price: £82.00

    Special Price £62.00

    An Internal Oncocerida per-mineralised calcite (quartz), fossilised exoskeleton, once the aragonite shell produced by the mollusc (cephalopod). The fossil chambers of the nautiloid shell clearly distinguishable, the last being the largest chamber where the soft body of the cephalopod resided from where it would grow the next larger additional living chamber. The nautiloid an extinct marine cephalopod, its head and many smooth tentacles would have possibly been protected when in danger by a cover made of calcite (unlike the rest of the shell of aragonite), a hinged lid over the shell aperture. The white mineralised chambers were added in the cephalopods life as it grew, each chamber progressively larger than the preceding chamber. Read more below... Class: Cephalopoda Subclass: Nautiloidea; Agassiz, 1847 Scientific name: Nautiloidea Phylum: Mollusca Higher classification: Cephalopod Genus: Nautiloid, Nautiloidea, Cephalopoda, Oncocerida. Age: Palaeozoic era, Devonian period, Frasinian stage, approximately 383 to 372 million years. Origin: Near Erfoud, Province Errachidia, Western Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Nautilus measurements. Height: 17.6 cm Width: 16.8 cm Depth: 10 cm Approximate weight: 3,253 kg Learn More
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    Fossil Nautilus 149mm

    Fossil Nautilus

    Regular Price: £137.00

    Special Price £98.00

    Nautilus singular, nautili plural are nautiloids which are a type of cephalopod. The cephalopod group include modern day octopi, squids and cuttlefish. Cephalopod named from the Greek and so aptly named, loosely translated into English as head-foot. The cephalopods including the extinct ammonoidea group ranged from the Cambrian period around 500 million years ago up to the Cretaceous period around 65 million years ago. An immense period of time which led to much dimorphism between different genera. The nautili continue to persist today in the Pacific ocean. Read about this fossil nautilus below... Genus: Nautiloid, Cenoceras sp. Age: Palaeozoic era, Devonian, approximately 420 to 355 million years. Origin: Morocco, North Africa. Nautilus measurements. Height: 13.0 cm Width: 10.2 cm Depth: 4.5 cm Nautilus on matrix. Height: 14.9 cm Width: 12.0 cm Base Depth: 4.5 cm Nautilus weight: 0,928 kg Learn More
  9. Cenoceras Nautiloid 105mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 105mm

    £112.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Diameter: 10.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,666 g Learn More
  10. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 104mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 104mm

    £122.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Diameter: 10.4 cm Approximate weight: 0.596 g Learn More
  11. New Cenoceras Nautiloid 103mm

    Cenoceras Nautiloid 103mm

    £142.00
    Both the Ammonites and Nautili evolved from cephalopod beginnings in the Cambrian period. The Ammonoid group eventually dominating the prehistoric marine environment, being free swimmers above the seabed, before the arrival of vertebrate fishes to the marine scene. Nautiloids having early success were later in the Cretaceous period seemingly in decline. The mass Cretaceous extinction, the KT boundary event, which is the marker for the extinction of dinosaurs and many other life forms gave the tenacious Nautili a chance to regain a secure foothold under the oceans. Read more of the Nautiloid story below… Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloid, Nautiloidea. Age: Triassic, Carnian age 228- 235 mya to Mid Jurassic, Callovian age 166 - 164 mya Location: Ambohimanga Rova, N.E. Antananarivo, Madagascar. Southern Indian ocean. Cenoceras Nautiloid measurement. Diameter: 10.3 cm Approximate weight: 0,618 g Learn More
  12. New Nautilus 164mm

    Nautilus 164mm

    £397.00

    Nautilus singular, nautili plural are nautiloids which are also cephalopods. The cephalopod group includes the extinct ammonites and modern-day octopi, squids and cuttlefish. Cephalopod named from the Greek and so aptly named, loosely translated into English as head-foot. The ammonoids range lasted from the Cambrian period around 500 million years ago up to the Cretaceous period around 65 million years ago. An immense period of time which led to much dimorphism between different genera. The Nautiloidea group survies still today. We have more information on this piece below or for a Wikipedia notation click here to open a new window detailing the Nautilus >

    Genus: Nautiloid, Ammonoid, Cenoceras sp.
    Age: Palaeozoic era, Devonian, approximately 420 to 355 million years.
    Origin: Morocco, North Africa.

    Nautilus measurements.
    Height: 16.4 cm
    Width: 13.4 cm

    Depth: 6.5 cm Nautilus on matrix.
    Height: 15.4 cm
    Width: 16.4 cm
    Base Depth: 5.5 cm

    Nautilus weight: 1,533 kg

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