Belemnite

This belemnite guard (pointed end of the shell) is extremely robust. It was used by the animal to balance the weight of its soft parts at the front end. There is a hollow, chambered shell or phragmocone inside the blunt end which, in this example, has been crushed.

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Common name

Belemnite

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls, probably

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Probably Charmouth

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1997.35.254