On July 2, 1996, Belemnitella americana, the ancestor of today’s squid, was named the state’s official fossil. The belemnite mollusk had an internal shell covered by a leathery skin, tentacles and a siphon that expelled water propelling it forward.
Belemnitella Americana – Delaware’s Official Fossil
TriviaBy American Profile on January 28, 2007
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