Ammonite

Hoplites is perhaps the ‘classic’ ammonite from the Lower Greensand. They tend to be quite poorly-preserved in the coarse sandstone in which they are found.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Hoplites

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.07101