Ammonite

This ammonite has the tube of a serpulid worm attached to it. We know that the worm was attached to the ammonite while it was alive, as the tube emerges from between the coils of the ammonite, indicating that the ammonite had continued to grow its shell over the top of it.

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

Charmouth

Found by

Paddy Howe

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2010.48