Ammonite

This ammonite defines the Solare subzone of the Spinatum Zone of the Middle Lias. Subzonal fossils can be used to divide geological stages fairly precisely. The solare subzone is in the middle of the Spinatum Zone.

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Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Pleuroceras solare

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Upper Lias, Marlstone, Spinatum zone

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

175 million years

Where found

Thorncombe Beacon, Eype

Found by

Chris Moore

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1999.3.7