Ammonite

This well-preserved ammonite has a sizeable bite taken out of it (at the bottom of the photo), probably by a soft-bodied squid.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Xipheroceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

Chris Andrew

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2009.54