Belemnite

Belemnites are by far the commonest fossils on many beaches, especially around Charmouth and Seatown. That is because they are formed from a solid shell that is easily fossilised. They all  look very similar, but there are in fact many quite distinctive species.

Find out more on the molluscs page.

Common name

Belemnite

Scientific name

Angeloteuthis gabriel

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

189 million years

Where found

Seatown and Golden Cap

Found by

W D Lang

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01189