Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:65
Fossil Type:Cast
Fossil Description:Belemnite guard (prehistoric cephalopod)
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Small (middle portion)
Class:Cephalopoda
Subclass:Coleoidea
Order:Cohort Belemnoidea, Belemnitida
Suborder:Belemnopseina (Jeletzky, 1965)
Family:Belemnitellidae (Pavlow, 1914)
Scientific Name (Genus species):Belemnitella americana (Morton, 1830)
Era/Period:Mesozoic/Cretaceous
Epoch/Age:Maastrichtian
MYA:About 72
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Poricy Brook
Discovery Location (City, ST):Middletown, NJ
Discovery Location (County):Monmouth
Deepest Formation:Navesink
Color:Brown
Comments:Only guard portion is preserved typically, similar to modern squid rostrum (73-76 mya)
Collector Name:RLD
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