Ammonite

Like most ammonites and nautili, Liparoceras was probably a meat-eater, swimming through the water to hunt, escape from predators, and interact with other ammonites. 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

Liparoceras bechei

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

J. C. Mansel-Playdell

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01082