Cylindroteuthis Jurassic Belemnite from UK

Cylindroteuthis puzosiana


Geological Time: Middle Jurassic, Lower Lias, Sinemurian Stage

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil is 100 mm long, up to 23 mm across

Fossil Site: Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Code: AAF365

Price: Sold

Description: This is a fine example of a belemnite entirely free of matrix. Belemnites were squid-like carnivores possessing a pencil-shaped internal shell known as a guard. They evolved during the Carboniferous, being most prevalent during the Jurassic, only to become extinct with the dinosaurs in the end-Cretaceous event.

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