Ammonite

Not easy-clean!

These ammonites are preserved in nodules from the ‘Green Ammonite Beds’, which sounds fantastic. But a word of warning: they are extremely difficult to clean or prepare! A specimen like this could take several hours of highly skilled time to expose. Most ammonites from this bed are preserved as body chambers – the long, last outer whorl of the shell with the hollow section having been crushed.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Androgynoceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Green Ammonite Beds

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Allhallows Museum, Honiton

Accession number

HONAM.2013.32.16