Ammonite

This well-preserved ammonite shows a large bite mark at the back end of the body chamber. It was almost certainly killed and eaten by a squid or nautilus. This ammonite is a paratype of Bicescomanducator rolli, and is one of the bigger specimens to show a bite mark.

A paratype is an additional specimen that helps to define the variation in the fossil species.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Asteroceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

Paddy Howe

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2009.57