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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. These are belemnites but Tarquin (TqB) may be able to give you a genus/species.
Colin Huller
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Leeshe
Thank you for taking the time to look at our finds and I can tell my son exactly what he has found, I am sure he will be amazed. Thank you.
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Barrow Museum
This is indeed a belemnite - an element of the internal skeleton of an extinct type of squid.  Its genus name is Acroteuthis.  You may also have found another belemnite at Reighton - a more slender one which is tapered at its "blunt" end as well.  This one is called Hibolites.  Back in the Early Cretaceous, there was a marine connection to the south and one to the north.  What is now the Speeton Clay at Reighton was between the two and has alternating floods of each of these belemnites, indicating a mainly northern (Boreal) fauna, including Acroteuthis, or a mainly southern (Tethyan) fauna, including Hibolites.  These clues can tell geologists a lot about how the configuration of sea and land changed with sea-level rise and fall around 130 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous.
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