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  • Belemnitella americana


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    Taxonomy

    Belemnite

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Cephalopoda
    Order: Belemnitida
    Family: Belemnitellidae
    Genus: Belemnitella
    Species: B. americana
    Author Citation Morton, 1834

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    Age: Maastrichtian

    Stratigraphy

    PeeDee Formation
    Island Creek Member

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 02/27/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Length: 83.7mm
    Diameter: 10.8mm

    Location

    Black Rock Landing
    Bladen County
    North Carolina
    United States

    Comments

    A very nice Belemnite, uncommon at this site. At 83.7 mm or 3.29 inches, a fairly good sized one.



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