Belemnite

Belemnites are by far the commonest fossils on many beaches, especially around Charmouth. 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. This is a reasonably slender form.

Find out more on the molluscs page.

Common name

Belemnite

Scientific name

Passaloteuthis elongata

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

189 million years

Where found

On the foreshore between Westhay Water & Ridge Water

Found by

Found by W D Lang in 1945.

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01202+01