5" Jurassic Belemnite (Passaloteuthis) Fossil - Germany

Here is a fossil belemnite (Passaloteuthis paxillosus) from the Jurassic age, Posidonia Shale of Holzmaden, Germany. This belemnite was prepped free of the shale it was found in, and is mounted to this section of shale that comes from the same locale.

There is a repaired crack through the belemnite.

Belemnites are probably the most well known extinct cephalopod after the ammonites. They lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and are fairly common fossils found throughout the world. They had a hard, internal, cone shaped structure that is often preserved as a fossil though it is not technically a shell. They had 10 arms but unlike modern squid these arms had small hooks instead of suckers.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Passaloteuthis paxillosus
LOCATION
Holzmaden, Germany
FORMATION
Posidonia Shale
SIZE
5" Long Belemnites, 4.4 x 3.3" Rock
ITEM
#177656
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