Ammonite

Look closely and you can just see that the original label says ‘AMMONITES’. Very early on in the study of ammonites, this was a genus and many species were attributed to it. However, as the study of ammonites has developed, and more specimens have been found, researchers have had to rename many a genus and species. 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Calycoceras naviculare

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Chalk, Lower

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

96 million years

Where found

Church Knowle

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09777