Ammonite

This specimen originates from Germany and has a preservation which is quite different from those found in Dorset. Pleuroceras spinatum is a zonal indicator for part of the Middle Lias, and allows correlation between the German strata and those found locally.

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Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Pleuroceras spinatum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Middle Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Germany

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1999.3.8