NAUTILUS

113-97 million years

Period: Cretaceous
Location: Mahajanga, Madagascar

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Looking at fossils, we see that there is no difference between creatures that lived hundreds of millions of years ago and their living counterparts. One such life form is the nautilus, which has undergone no changes since the moment they first came into existence. The 113- to 97-million-year-old fossil shown here illustrates this.

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