Belemnitella Americana – Delaware’s Official Fossil

Trivia
on January 28, 2007

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.

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