from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fossil cephalopod of the genus Baculites; staff-stone.
  • Pertaining to or containing baculites. Also baculitic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paleon.) A cephalopod of the extinct genus Baculites, found fossil in the Cretaceous rocks. It is like an uncoiled ammonite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of the extinct genus Baculites of cephalopod heteromorph ammonites.


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  • The baculite - Latin for "walking stick rock" - is essentially a vertical ammonite, resembling a petrified scabbard.


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