Ammonite

This is one of the more ‘normal’ ammonites from the Lower Chalk. During this time, ammonites developed into many highly eccentric forms, some even started to unfold or coil in a spiral like a snail. You can see several such examples in our collections.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Schloenbachia

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Chalk, Lower

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

96 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM,G,09795