Ammonite

This ammonite, Asteroceras, can be preserved in a variety of colours depending on the chemical makeup of the calcite crystal that has filled the hollow, chambered shell.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Asteroceras obtusum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 8454