2.9" Pyritized Fossil Belemnite (Youngibelus) - Germany

This is a 2.9" long fossil belemnite (Youngibelus) from the Jurassic age, Posidonia Shale of Holzmaden, Germany. The belemnite was partially replaced with pyrite during fossilization. It has been exposed from the rock that it was found in.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
Youngibelus gigas
Holzmaden, Germany
Posidonia Shale
2.9" Belemnite, 4.5 x 4.4" Rock
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