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kwilkinson
Charmouth (east). 500m from car park approx. I have plenty of belemnites but this is an unusual one. Also a couple of pyritised ammonites - very pretty
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prep01
I'm pretty certain that your belemnite is of the genus Actinocomax from the Cretaceous white chalk, but a photo of the posterior end on and the other 'side on ' view would help. Why? I would need to see the groove to see if it is short or long. Nice specimen though!
Colin Huller
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kwilkinson
Thank you. Hope these help
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TqB
From Charmouth, that will be Subhastites sp. - formerly known as Hastites (the usual books are a bit out of date). They're common in the top of the Stonebarrow Marl Member (Belemnite Marls) and Seatown Marl Member (Green Ammonite Beds). That one will be Seatown Marl judging from the colours.

Sadly, there are no Actinocamax/Praeactinocamax there - you need to go to some Chalk of just the right age for them, further east, and they're rather elusive. 🙂
Tarquin
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prep01
Thanks for that Tarquin, I assumed it was eroded from the chalk.
Colin Huller
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