Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:92
Fossil Type:Cast
Fossil Description:Belemnite guard (prehistoric cephalopod)
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Medium (fragment)
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:67 to 74
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Big Brook
Discovery Location (City, ST):Marlboro/Colts Neck, NJ
Discovery Location (County):Monmouth
Deepest Formation:Mount Laurel / Winona undifferentiated
Color:Orange-brown
Comments:Only guard portion is preserved typically, similar to modern squid rostrum (73-76 mya)
Collector Name:RLD
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