Ammonite

This is a well-preserved specimen of Becheiceras – some of this type of ammonite can be a lot bigger. It is found in the Green Ammonite Beds, so called for the beautiful greenish calcite that often fills the ammonites.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Becheiceras gallicum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Green Ammonite Beds

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Golden Cap

Found by

Pete Langham

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1986.280.3