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a conical calcareous fossil tapering to a point at one end and with a conical cavity at the other end containing (when unbroken) a small chambered phragmocone from the shell of any of numerous extinct cephalopods of the family Belemnitidae

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2008): Seawater temperature and carbon isotope variations in belemnites linked to mass extinction during the Toarcian (Early Jurassic) in Central and Northern Spain.
We quickly met success along the beaches at Lyme Regis and nearby Charmouth, finding dozens of ammonites, pieces of belemnites, bits of ichthyosaur rib and sea lilies, and even a globelike sea urchin.
Hopefully, this work will corroborate the fossils: belemnite guards have been found in the stomach region of ichthyosaurs so it is assumed that they ate them," he added.
Our study reveals that Nectocaris is similar to known members of the modern cephalopod group, which includes squid, octopus, cuttlefish and the nautilus, as well as common fossils such as ammonites and belemnites, which are now extinct.
Alexandre Brongniart and his son Adolphe, Anselm-Gaetan Desmarest, John Samuel Miller, and Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville worked out the precise stratigraphic ranges of individual fossil groups such as trilobites, crustaceans, crinoids, belemnites, and land plants.
It was the finest of numerous fossils unearthed during the hunt involving 75 people, which also included the leg bone and vertebra from an Ice Age deer and belemnites, the remains of squid-like creatures from the Jurassic period, some 150 million years ago.
As Fortey introduces us to our painstakingly catalogued ancestors--many of which have yet to be named--he introduces us to an equally eccentric cast of scientists: an expert on belemnites (the fossils of squid-like creatures), a botany curator who courted prostitutes, an expert on parasitic screw worms who prevented their spread across Africa, a fish expert who discovered a lost Mozart manuscript.
and finally a series of chapters on fossils, including belemnites, shells, urchins, gastropods, clams and crabs, and prehistoric Indonesian tools and weapons.
Granite and Metamorphic Schists are decidedly the most prevalent rocks throughout West Nari: Greenstone and Porphyries are also common, and Serpentine and Statuary Marble occasional: Limestones are abundant, particularly in the southern zone, and often contain vast quantities of Coral and other Fossils: Fossiliferous strata, containing Ammonites and Belemnites, have been found at several points upon the Indian watershed all the way from sPiti to the Saligrami Gandak of Naipal--a line of four or five hundred miles.
Chapter Two is about the scientist and tools they used to study the belemnites eaten by the giant ichthyosaur.
And while you're hardly likely to stumble across a T-Rex dropping or footprint, small marine fossils - including ammonites, belemnites and bivalves - could easily turn up.
Etched into the vomit are fossilized remains of belemnites, squid-like shellfish preyed on by ichthyosaurs.
Asi, mientras en el dominio boreal los marcadores fosiles "tradicionales", utilizados para identificar este subsistema son los belemnites y los "pequenos" foraminiferos bentonicos, en el reino del Mar de Tetis, en ausencia de estos, se usan de preferencia los foraminiferos planctonicos y los bentonicos de gran talla (Robaszynski et al.
Other marine creatures such as sea lizards, clams and squid-like belemnites also suffered, while on land numerous types of pterosaurs died out.