baculite

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin baculum (stick) +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

baculite (plural baculites)

  1. (paleontology) Any of the extinct genus Baculites of cephalopod heteromorph ammonites.
    • 2017, Danna Staaf, Squid Empire, ForeEdge, →ISBN, page 89:
      The shell of a baculite was quite simply straight—an unexpected throwback to the early days of cephalopods.