Ammonite

Lytoceras is found within the Margaritatus Stone Band, named after Amaltheus, another quite different ammonite from the same bed. They are much rarer than Amaltheus and really quite difficult to prepare or clean.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Lytoceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Thorncombe Beacon

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 10821