Ammonite

The name Macrocephalites means ‘big head’ because the outer chamber where the creature lived (the last whorl of the shell), is so much wider than the inner chambers.

 

 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Macrocephalites

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Kellaways Beds

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

164 million years

Where found

Unknown, but it has Weymouth and Dr Smart written on it

Found by

Possibly Dr Smart

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02679