Ammonite

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A tricky job

These ammonites are preserved in nodules from the ‘Green Ammonite Beds’ in Seatown. This might be a fantastic place to find fossils, but these ammonites are in fact extremely difficult to clean or prepare. A specimen like this could take several hours of highly-skilled time to expose. This specimen displays ‘old fashioned’ preparation without the benefits of modern preparation tools such as fine air pens and air abrasives.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Androgynoceras maculatum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01083