Ammonite

Echioceras is a zonal marker ammonite for a part of the Black Ven Marls, called the Raricostatum zone. Zonal fossils are used to correlate strata from different areas. This is a block of the Echioceras Stone Band which sounds great = but they are almost impossible to prepare or clean out of the rock!

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Echioceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Charmouth

Found by

W.D Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1997.35.455