Ammonite

Completeness isn’t everything

This ammonite isn’t complete, but you can see the intricate patterns called suture lines where the internal chambers met the shell wall. Deshayesites callidiscus gives its name to the time interval when it lived. Rocks this age around the world are from the Deshayesites callidiscus Subzone.

 

 

Find out more on the molluscs page.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Deshayesites callidiscus

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Lower Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

106 million years

Where found

Punfield Cove

Found by

Unknown.

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05506