Belemnite

Belemnites are probably the most common fossils found on the beaches, especially around Charmouth. When the animal was alive, the pencil or bullet-shaped shell was surrounded by a soft body, and the creature looked very like a squid.

Find out more on the molluscs page.

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.1997.35.258