Fossil bacculites

Description: This Bacculite is a cephalopod, one of the prehistoric animals related to squid. The shell is straight except at the very tip, where it is curled. Bacculites are usually only between three and six inches long, but some have been found up to six feet long. They lived in the Cretaceous, approximately 144 to 65 million years ago. Some think they formed schools as they cruised the ocean floor looking for food.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Cephalopoda
Cephalopoda, Fossil
Animals, Fossil
Paleontology -- Cretaceous

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