Belemnite

This is a slender and very fragile form of belemnite. This specimen is still encased within the soft rock, or shale in which it became fossilised. Without this rock, the shell would fall apart – the fate of most belemnites.

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Common name

Belemnite

Scientific name

Hastites spadix-ari

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Stonebarrow, Charmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.107