Ammonite

One for the specialists

This isn’t the prettiest nor most complete ammonite in the museum’s collection, but it is a quite rare ammonite from the Cornbrash rocks – where ammonites aren’t very common. 

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

Fleet Backwater, near Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02465