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Nautiloidea - Cenoceras Intermedius

Cenoceras Nautilus on Chrome 245mm

£1,472.00 GBP

Superb structure of a wonderful Cenoceras nautilus on a custom chrome stand to measure a total height of 245mm and in a complete form, (not deformed by the pressure of plate movement during the fossilisation process within the fossiliferous layers) a three-dimensional fossil Cenoceras nautiloid, elegantly surmounted on an in-house custom chrome stand. The three metal elements, Iron pyrite, bronze and chrome blended here in the art of the mounting exhibiting the fossil shell for a maximum appeal. Internally; the shell viewed from the wide mouth aperture displays a rare opalescent mineralised beauty, an array of iridescent colours gleam upward.

The Madagascan Nautiloids are found in fossil layers that have unearthed some of the best Triassic to Cretaceous period mineralised fossil specimens yet discovered. The mineral content of the fossil bed some millions of years ago has caused the wonderful effects of colourful inclusions of several semi-precious minerals, renowned as of a 'gemmy' quality. Quartz in the form of calcites and jaspers have infilled the internal phragmacone (shells), of some fossil nautili. The septa (chamber wall divisions) are picked out with lighter and darker colour minerals, the chambers creating patterns in dark and lighter caramel colours which delight the onlooker today.

The Nautiloids are an enigmatic group of cephalopods, extant (living), genus types, the Nautilus pompilius and Nautilus umbilicalis survive today in the S.W.Pacific ocean. With ancestral lineage in the late Permian to Ordovician periods, since evolving Nautiloids have suffered extinctions in the Devonian, Carboniferous and Cretaceous. The Nautiloids seem in a state of contraction for much of this varied history. Seemingly in decline as the Ammonites were increasing successfully and in variety, a direct reflection of the ecology of the prehistoric marine environment concerning both cephalopod branches.

Nautili are nektobenthic carnivores and pelagic. The umbilicus of this shell of the genus is involute and globose. Cenoceras described by Hyatt C.1884, Pseudocenoceras by Sparth C.1927.

Genus: Cenoceras intermedius, Hyatt in 1884 (Sowerby), Nautiloidea.
Age: Triassic, Carnian to Mid Jurassic, 235,000,000 to 166 000,000 years.
Location: Ambohimanga Rova, Antananarivo, Madagascar. S. Indian ocean.

Cenoceras measurements.
Width: 20.0 cm
Height: 16.5 cm
Depth: 14.0 cm

In stand measurements.
Height: 24.5 cm

Weight: 3.700 Kg

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