Ammonite

This is a  beautiful ammonite, with fine distinct ribbing. Three-dimensional specimens of Schlotheimia with uncrushed centres are not often found in the Blue Lias. Schlotheimia angulata defines the Angulata Zone within the Lower Jurassic, helping to pinpoint the age of the rocks in which it is found. 

Find out more about ammonites as 'tools of time' on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Schlotheimia angulata

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 myo

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

V.H.W.Wingrave

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.30