Mined from: Delaware, USA
Era: Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous
Geological Age: 66-237 mya
Description: Belemnites or Belemnitida is an extinct order of squid-like cephalopods that existed from Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous.
Belemnites are related to ancient ammonites as well as modern squids, octopuses, and nautiluses. They had a squid-like body of leathery skin, tentacles that pointed forwards and a siphon that ejected water forward, which thus moved it backwards because of jet propulsion. However, unlike modern squid, they had a hard internal skeleton that made up the cone. Belemnites became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period, at about the same time that the dinosaurs were wiped out.
We know a lot about them because they are frequently found as fossils. In addition to the scientific information that belemnite fossils offer us, over time a number of myths have emerged around them, and today they remain a fascinating record of Earth’s prehistoric past.
All specimens come in a black textured box case with a lid containing a transparent window in the front which displays the piece perfectly.
Approximate Size of 1 piece: 55mm x 10mm x 10mm
Size of Black Display Case: 10.5cm x 8cm x 2cm
Approximate Weight of 1 piece: 10g
Approximate Weight of Black Case: 50g
Approximate Total Weight: 60g
We do our best to buy quality products- although not every rock is the same. If you choose to purchase the "staff pick option", we will select the best of the batch for you. Otherwise, it will be at random from the larger batch we have in stock.