Ammonite

This ammonite has been wonderfully preserved in calcite crystal within a hard limestone nodule. It has taken careful preparation to reveal its beauty. This specimen shows the sutures ( the chamber walls seen edge-on ) really well.

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Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Asteroceras obtusum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

V.H.W.Wingrave

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.98