Ammonite

This beautiful ammonite has been cut and polished to show its inner chambers filled with white, brown and black calcite. It also shows how the last half whorl consists of a single, long body chamber in which the soft parts of the animal were housed.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Hildoceras bifrons

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Upper Lias, Bifrons zone

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

180 million years

Where found

Whitby, North Yorkshire,1866/7

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 1172