Ammonite

Mantelliceras is named after the well-known fossil hunter Gideon Mantell. This specimen is incomplete, but shows the well-preserved strong ribbing characteristic of this species.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Mantelliceras tuberculatum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Cenomanian Limestone (Lower Chalk)

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

95 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.316