Ammonite

Tragophyloceras, with its broad, wide shell and delicate growth lines, is another very distinctive ammonite from the Lower Jurassic rocks around Seatown and Golden Cap. Like many ammonites from the fantastically-named ‘Green Ammonite Beds’ it is often just the body chamber that is preserved, having been 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

Lower lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

180 million years

Where found

Seatown or Golden Cap.

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 1239