Ammonite

Although a section of this ammonite is missing, it still shows lovely three-dimensional preservation. You  can also see the beautiful keel (edge) which is so distinctive of Amaltheus – it looks like a strand of rope wrapped around the ammonite itself.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Amaltheus stokesi

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Middle Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Golden cap, near Seatown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.259