Ammonite

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This is the Marlstone Rock which can be rich in fossils. There are pleuroceras ammonites, Pleuroceras belemnites, Pleurotomaria gastropods, Homoeorhynchia and Tetrarhynchia brachiopods, and the bivalves Pecten and Oxytoma.

 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Pleuroceras

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Middle Lias, Spinatum Zone, Marlstone Rock Bed

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01793