Belemnite

Belemnites come in all sort of shapes and sizes, but they are pointed at one end and have a hollow, chambered shell (the phragmocone) at the other. Often, this hollow end is crushed flat or filled with mud, which is the case here. The solid shell is usually preserved with radial needles of calcite but quite often concentric growth rings are also visible.

Find out more on the molluscs page.

Common name

Belemnite

Scientific name

Clasloteuthis stantonensis

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

189 million years

Where found

Stonebarrow

Found by

R Pavey

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01216