Ammonite

Biodiversity in a rock!

The ammonite might be the most obvious specimen here, but the rock itself is packed with fossils. There are brachiopods (ancient shells), belemnites, bivalves (modern shells) and a snail. The Inferior Oolite limestone is without doubt the richest fossil bed along the Jurassic Coast and represents a shallow sea floor that was packed with life.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Bigotites

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Inferior Oolite

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

175 million years

Where found

Burton Bradstock

Found by

Tony Gill

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 10801