Belemnoidea

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Belemnoidea

[‚bə·ləm′nȯid·ē·ə]
(paleontology)
An order of extinct dibranchiate mollusks in the class Cephalopoda.
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Etched into the vomit are fossilized remains of belemnites, squid-like shellfish preyed on by ichthyosaurs.
Other marine creatures such as sea lizards, clams and squid-like belemnites also suffered, while on land numerous types of pterosaurs died out.
Many ichthyosaur species ate prodigious amounts of belemnites, extinct relatives of squid that had long, torpedo-shaped internal skeletons and tough hooks on their arms.
O'Connell says another unusual aspectof the cruise was that in addition to the usual microfossils, researchers recovered macrofossils, including ammonites, which look like nautiluses, and squid-like belemnites.
Museum experts told Claire, who works with autistic children, and husband Billy, 46, a driver, that their daughter had stumbled on the remains of a sea creature from the Jurassic period, known as a belemnite, which looks like a dart or bullet.