Ammonite

Some of the largest ammonites in Dorset are found on Portland. Ammonites moved by sucking water through the mouth, pumping it over the gills, then squirting it out again. This propelled the animal through the water – backwards!

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Titanites?

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Portland Limestone

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

Unknown

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.T1010