Ammonite

Crushed shell

With its broad, wide shell, Tragophyloceras, is a very distinctive ammonite from the Lower Jurassic rocks around Seatown and Golden Cap. Like many ammonites from the fantastically-named ‘Green Ammonite Beds’, just the body chamber is preserved as it was filled with mud – the hollow, chambered shell was crushed flat.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Tragophylloceras loscombi

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Green Ammonite Beds

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

180 million years

Where found

Golden Cap, see below

Found by

unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 1110