4 June 2010

Straight nautiloid fossil

Posted by Callan Bentley

It seems I forgot to show this fossil when I found it in February of last year with my MSSE advisor John Graves. We were out in the Needmore Formation of the Fort Valley then. The Needmore is a formation I visited again yesterday with some colleagues in other outcrops further to the west.

In shade (penny for scale):


In sideways-angled sunlight (thumb for scale):


I’ll debrief yesterday’s field trip when I get some more time… for now, let me just toss this little fellow out there for your enjoyment.

If anyone can I.D. it based on these two images, please leave your assessment in the comments section.