Ammonite

Ammonites come in the most extraordinary forms and shapes. Some are as round as footballs, other have spines, ribs and tubercles. This one is almost like a discus. The streamlined shape suggests that this form may have been quite an accomplished swimmer. 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Corallian Group

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04766