Ammonite

Hoplites is perhaps the ‘classic’ ammonite from the Lower Greensand. Even though ammonites became extinct we know from their fossils that they were a very successful type of creature for millions of years. They lived all over the world, were adapted to all sorts of habitats and there were a great many of them living in the oceans.

 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Hoplites aff pseudodeluci

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Gault

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Osmington

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.07100