Ammonite

This ammonite swam with other creatures above still, stagnant, lifeless seafloors. When they died and sank, their remains were left undisturbed until they were buried by sediment.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Rasenia

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

150 million years

Where found

Abbotsbury

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05578