Belemnites

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Description

Belemnites

Location: Whitby
Age: Cretaceous

Locally sourced from teh North Yorkshire seaside Town of whitby, Belemnites were animals that lived in the sea. They are now extinct. Their name is derived from belemnon (Greek) meaning a dart. A fossil belemnite is usually the guard, the back part of the shell, and this does look like a dart or bullet.

Around at the time of the Dinosaurs, Belemnites were cephalopods. Living cephalopods include octopuses, cuttlefish, squid and nautiloids. Extinct cephalopods include ammonites.

Fun Fact: The belemnite is the state fossil of Delaware in the USA!

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea

Approx Size: 4cm – 5cm

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