Thursday, 11 May 2017
Identifying Ormsaigbeg's Fossils
Researching the internet didn't produce much, but the Geological Survey's 'Regional Guide' to the area - my copy is dated 1961 - states that the Ormsaigbeg rocks belong to the Inferior Oolite, and the zone fossil is....
Here, the only clue to our nautilus' identity is that a similar beast is found in rocks of the same age in Skye, and this is Cenoceras cf striatum.
All of which leaves us a little, but not much further forward. If anyone has a friend who is a professor of palaeontology with a particular interest in Jurassic cephalopods, perhaps he/she might be able to help.