Ammonite

A Russian connection

This is an Upper Jurassic ammonite with distinctive ribs, making it one of the easiest to identify. Note how the ribs split into two towards the shell’s outer edges. As the name suggests, this is a Russian ammonite, or at least it can be found far to the north and east of us. This indicates that during the Kimmeridgian time, the sea was extensive over northern Europe and further east.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Pavlovia

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Chapman's Pool

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05450-1