Belemnite

Belemnites come in all sort of shapes and sizes, but they are pointed at one end and have a hollow, chambered shell (the phragmacone) at the other. Often, this hollow end is crushed flat or filled with mud. This is a very slender, straw-like form, with concentric growth rings visible.

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Common name

Belemnite

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01215