Ammonite

As good as it gets

This is one of the finest specimens of this ammonite that you will ever see. It has a beautiful pale colour and perfect shape. A photo of it adorns the cover of the book ‘Fossils of the Lower Lias of the Dorset Coast’.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Arnioceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Shales with beef

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

David Sole. Preparation: Andy Cowap

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.18