Ammonite

This ammonite is only preserved as a crushed specimen in shale, but so long as the species can be identified, they are still useful to science. Ammonites such as this can be extraordinarily common and tend not to be collected other than for scientific purposes. 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Kosmoceras jason

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Oxford Clay

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Weymouth

Found by

Collected and presented to Dorset County Museum J K Wright

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.14031