Ammonite

This is a quite large slab of Inferior Oolite, clearly showing just how fossiliferous this limestone can be. The large ammonite in the centre is a Brasilia, while there are several other impressions and ammonite fragments. The large bivalve (clam) has still to be identified.

Common name

Ammonite

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Inferior Oolite

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

174 million years

Where found

Horn Park Quarry, Ironshot Bed (5b)

Found by

Bob Chandler

Museum

Beaminster Museum

Accession number

BM 2011-43-46