6.4" Fossil Belemnites (Paxillosus) with Vertebra - Germany

 
This is a 6.4" wide mortality plate of fossil Belemnites of the species Belemnites paxillosus, that are Jurassic in age and were collected from Mistelgau, Germany. The largest Belemnite on this plate is about 2.5" long. There is an Ichthyosaur vertebra mixed in with the Belemnites.

There is a repaired crack that runs through the middle of this plate. 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Belemnites paxillosus
LOCATION
Mistelgau, Germany
SIZE
2.5" Largest Belemnite. Entire specimen 6.4 x 3.7"
ITEM
#133277
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