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bel·em·nite

 (bĕl′əm-nīt′)
n.
Any of a group of extinct squidlike cephalopod mollusks of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, having a cone-shaped internal shell.

[New Latin belemnītēs, from Greek belemnon, dart; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.]

belemnite

(ˈbɛləmˌnaɪt)
n
1. (Palaeontology) any extinct marine cephalopod mollusc of the order Belemnoidea, related to the cuttlefish
2. (Palaeontology) the long pointed conical internal shell of any of these animals: a common Mesozoic fossil
[C17: from Greek belemnon dart]

bel•em•nite

(ˈbɛl əmˌnaɪt)

n.
any cylindrical or conical fossil that represents the internal shell of a group of extinct cephalopods allied to the cuttlefish.
[1640–50; < French bélemnite < Greek bélemn(on) a dart, derivative of bállein to throw]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.belemnite - 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 Belemnitidaebelemnite - 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
Belemnitidae, family Belemnitidae - family of extinct Mesozoic cephalopods
fossil - the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil
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It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago.
David sells his work at art fairs and auctions and has created a number of commissions for centres open to the public, such as a giant mole and beetles for Creatures of the Underworld at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales; and belemnites (fossils) and a dinosaur skull for the Great North Museum, Newcastle.
Belemnites fossils have been observed at lower most parts of the Formation.
Some of the massive marly levels also show evidences of reworking, supported by the presence of bioclasts and/or reworked fossils, mainly of brachiopods, belemnites, bivalves, crinoids and ammonites, which are in cases concentrated in bioclastic rills.
Hace 66 millones de anos, en menos de diez segundos el impacto de un meteorito genero una serie de fenomenos que causo la extincion de buena parte de las especies, entre ellas los ammonites y los belemnites (moluscos cefalopodos) y los dinosaurios.
I had a pocketful of belemnites (squid-like animal from 65-195 million years ago) pieces after just half an hour.
As a child I loved my summers; spent scouring beaches in Norfolk for belemnites and swimming in the sea, searching in second hand bookshops for Enid Blyton novels full of outdoor adventuring and wild independence--my favourites were 'The Secret Island' and 'The Children of Cherry Tree Farm'.
Andrew and his co-leader, geologist Ben Brooks, show examples of what to look for: the pointed tips of belemnites, semicircles or bathtub shapes that indicate bivalve shells and the starfish-shaped stems of sea lilies.
Los ammonites fueron los invertebrados mas caracteristicos de todos los mares acompanados de los bivalvos, belemnites, equinodermos irregulares; aparecen los primeros teleosteos y continuan escasos taxones de gasteropodos.
It is characterized by the fauna of foraminifers, ammonites, pelecypods and belemnites.
FEA will hopefully allow us to see the effect of eating hard foods, such as the belemnites with their bullet-shaped guards," Moon said.
But even casual day-tripping visitors can still find dozens of fossil ammonites, belemnites, and other marine invertebrates imbedded in the cliff faces and fallen rocks.