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 Cornbrash rocks where ammonites are rarely found. Many of the ammonites from this time took on an extremely ‘fat’ form, where the outer whorls almost completely enclose the inner ones.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Kepplerities Cereale

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Cornbrash

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

166 million years

Where found

Bishops Caundle

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02464