Ammonite

Amaltheus is one of the prettiest ammonite species, having a ‘crimped’ keel (edge). This specimen has lovely calcite crystal infill in the centre.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Amaltheus margaritatus

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Middle Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Eype

Found by

Pete Langham

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1986.280.6