Ammonite

The very centre of this specimen is missing but you can see the rough shape of the inner whorls which were carved into the matrix (the surrounding rock). This ammonite retains much of its shell, and where the shell is missing, clear suture lines can be seen (wavy lines created where the chamber walls met the outer shell).

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Lytoceras fimbriatum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Middle Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Near Seatown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.258