This is an enormous complete belemnite fossil (the largest one we have ever seen from this region!) preserved in three-dimensional natural form. It was found in hard rock from a Cretaceous deposit in northern Germany and required extraction from hard limestone to reveal the entire preserved body, hence the damage to the piece due to its enormous size! Overlook the damage because this will probably be one of the largest whole belemnite fossils you will ever see from this area. It is three to four times the size of the majority of belemnite fossils found in the quarry! The largest ever found according to the quarry foreman from whom we acquired it from.
Belemnites are extinct, squid-like straight-shell Cephalopods that died out at the end of the Cretaceous Period, along with ammonites and dinosaurs. The belemnite fossils offered here were darting about below the ocean waves at the same time many incredible large prehistoric marine reptiles like PLESIOSAURS and MOSASAURS chased them about. It was the same time many of the most ferocious dinosaurs walked the Earth and largest pterodactyls soared in the skies above.