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Orthocone nautliloid - close up

The fossil reveals details of its interior. the divisions or septa are clearly visible. Each septum represents a period of growth, the animal living in the wider end of the coned-shaped fossil. Also visible is a circular disc with a raised button-like protuberance. This is the remains of a siphuncle, a buoyancy tube connecting the various chambers of the fossil. (Natural light)
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Keywords:cumbria, fossils, geology, lake district, national trust, nautilioids, ordovician, palaentology, silurian

Orthocone  nautliloid - close up