Ammonite

Ammonites preserved in iron pyrites can be found simply lying on the beach around Charmouth, especially after rough weather. The sea also does all the hard work, washing away the mud. This is why the beach is both the best and the safest place to search for fossils.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Oistoceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

c. 201-174 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 1264