Don’t knock it!
Liparoceras is one of the most distinctive ammonites from the Lower Jurassic. Notice its wide, flared shell and striking ribbing, complete with nodules that supported spines. This specimen is contained within a limestone nodule from the ‘Green Ammonite Beds’. Despite the attractive name, ammonites from these beds take a great deal of time and skill to clean or prepare. If you’re fortunate enough to find one sticking out of a nodule on the beach, don’t hit it, but let someone experienced clean it for you. It may cost a bit of money but will probably be well worthwhile.
Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.