Ammonite

This Bredia ammonite takes its name from the River Bredy that flows into the sea at Freshwater, Burton Bradstock. 

Even though ammonites became extinct we know from their fossils that they were a very successful type of creature for millions of years. They lived all over the world, were adapted to all sorts of habitats and there were a great many of them living in the oceans.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Bredia

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Inferior Oolite

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

175 million years

Where found

Burton Bradstock

Found by

Andy Cowap

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 10807