Ammonite

Most of us think of annomites as having coiled shells, but in fact some grew in a straight line. This is a rare example of such a shell. They could grow to be quite long, up to 17cm.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Sciponoceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Unknown

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

Unknown

Where found

Possibly north of Piddletrenthide, in the Upper Greensand or Chalk Basement Bed.

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08078i8iii