Ordovician Coiled Nautiloid

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I dont know what to think about this fossil :hmm: With no septa or siphuncle showing it may not even be a cephalopod, but it has the same shape as the Aphetoceras found in the same beds. About the best I found today anyway.

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Very nice find indeed Kevin.

If it is not a ceph, and surely with that shape it must be, what else could it just possibly be do you think?

I wish I could find cephs that old. Mine are just playful young pups in comparison.
 

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It is probably an internal mold (or a fossil of an internal mold) of the gastropod Maclurites.
I didnt think gastropods had loose coils, but it may just be that the part exposed makes it look loose coiled.

I wonder why it's pink?

Thanks for another wave to surf Phil :cool2:
 

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spartacus said:
In these modern times pink tends to be associated with gayness :biggrin2: but a lot of time has passed since your gastropod was in its' prime & fashions change !

Ya, this thing probably goes way back when pink was associated with girls :wink:
 


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