Belemnite

This is an extremely long and thin belemnite, others were much shorter and more robust. Just like squid, belemnites swam by sucking water through their mouth and over their gills before squirting it out of a small tube below the head. So they jet-propelled themselves backwards! 

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Common name

Belemnite

Scientific name

Pseudohastites junceus

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Westhay Cliff, Charmouth

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.110