Ammonite

This ammonite shows a bite mark and also has a serpulid worm tube attached to the outer edge. Neither of these things is unusual in ammonites from this area, but this is one of only two specimens we know of that have both. The bite mark has gone right through the worm tube and into the shell of the ammonite.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Promicroceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

Chris Paul

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2010.17