- Nov 19, 2002
- somewhere under the desert sky
Found this the other day. Quite remarkable preservation for something almost 500my old. All the shell is missing, an external mold on the left shows how the shell had small ribs or undulations, and the growth lines are visible. The siphuncle, or at least an internal mold of the siphuncle is seen near the top of the photo. Some of the internal molds of the chambers have been silicified and show how closely spaced the septa were. There is also a gastropod internal and external mold just above the nautiloid.