Tintenfisch

Belemnite

Early Jurassic 190 million year old belemnite guard (rostrum), that was collected from Port Mulgrave, North Yorkshire in the UK. The rostrum was wholly internal and may have functioned as a counterbalance to the head whilst swimming. These animals would have resembled squid and were equipped with an ink sac and ten arms covered in hooks.

Belemnite
Tintenfisch, Jan 18, 2004