Ammonite

Although poorly-preserved, this is an extreme form of ammonite. It has a sharp keel or edge to the shell and a flared shell with a V-shaped profile. The growth lines are visible just below and around the old label.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Chamousetti

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Kellaways Beds

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Brown's brickfield, Chickerell

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02678