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

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.01190