Ammonite

One for the specialists

This isn’t the prettiest nor most complete ammonite in the museum’s collection, but it is quite rare. It comes from the Middle Jurassic Cornbrash rocks, where ammonies aren’t often found. 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Macrocephalites

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Cornbrash

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

166 million years

Where found

Langton Herring

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00446