Ammonite

Although a little crushed, this specimen shows some beautiful blue iridescence in places. The white material is the shell which in places has broken away to show the dark mud-filled interior, now turned into hard rock.

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Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Liparoceras contractum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Green Ammonite Beds

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Stonebarrow Hill, Charmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.136