Ammonite

This ammonite is named after its worm-like shape and flatish shell. The term ‘vermiform’ comes from Latin and means ‘worm-shaped’.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Leptosphinctes [Vermisphinctes] vermiformis

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Inferior Oolite

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

170 million years

Where found

Loaders Cross / Vinney Cross Road cutting

Found by

David Sole

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00511