Ammonite

Precious beauty

This ammonite has been sectioned, and shows that many of the internal chambers are filled with calcite crystal. The sediment-filled body chamber is also visible. This is one of the most beautiful ammonites in our collection, and specimens like this one are highly sought after.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Asteroceras obtusum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

East of Charmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.69