Ammonite

Gleviceras is one of the more unusual ammonites preserved in iron pyrites. It is found simply lying on the beach, especially after rough weather.

This one was found by Barney Hansford who lived in Charmouth.  Between the 1950s and the 1970s, he built up a large collection of local fossils and displayed them in Barney’s Fossil Exhibition in Charmouth.  After his death in the late 1980s, the collection was broken up, but some specimens found their way to Bridport Museum’s collection.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Gleviceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

c. 201-174 million years

Where found

Black Ven Marls at Charmouth.

Found by

Barney Hansford

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 1187