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Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.
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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

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€3,95
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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

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€3,95
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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

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€3,95
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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

Read more
€3,95
In stock

The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

Read more
€3,95
In stock

The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

Read more
€3,95
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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

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€3,95
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The Belemnite is a fossil of an extinct squid. Belemnites from Limburg, the Netherlands. Fossil remains of an extinct squid. Also known as a dark-thorn or devil's finger.

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€3,95
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Well filled wooden boxes is the shape of a treasure chest to paint yourself. A nice and personal gift!

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Well filled wooden boxes in the shape of a heart to paint yourself. A nice and personal gift!

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Well filled wooden boxes in the shape of a heart to paint yourself. A nice and personal gift!

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Well filled wooden boxes is the shape of a heart or treasure chest to paint yourself. A nice and personal gift!

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Nice and affordable giftbox with six top fossils in a beautiful gift box. The ideal birthday gift for the fossil lover! The box is 20 x 12 cm.

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Fossil squid from the Netherlands

Belemnites were a species of squid that lived around the time of the dinosaurs. Approximately 70 million years ago they were common in the shallow sea of the current province of Limburg in the Netherlands. The Maas lizard or mosasaurus was at the head of the food chain in this sea.

Active hunter

The belemnites belonged to the cephalopods and is an extinct subclass of the Coleoidea. A striking feature of the animal was the straight tailpiece called the rostrum. It is this part that we find today as belemnite. It was probably used as a stabilizer for hunting. The tentacles of the belemnite did not have suction cups but barbs. With these it could actively hunt for its prey.

Lightning strike and devil's fingers

The belemnites have been found in southern Limburg for a long time. It used to be thought that the belemnites were shot to Earth by the god of thunder during a thunderstorm. They were given the name: 'Donnerkeil' which means lightning strike. However, there are also writings in which they are called 'devil's fingers'. By grinding belemnites they were considered to be beneficial and medicinal.

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