Ammonite

Here is one of the larger species of ammonite found locally, although this specimen is not particularly big. Arietites bucklandi is named after Dean William Buckland, a fossil collector who was a friend of Mary Anning.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Arietites bucklandi

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Chris Moore

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1999.3.1