Ammonite

This ammonite, called Acanthopleuroceras, is quite rare. These specimens are preserved in a soft shale, and so have been crushed by the weight of overlying rock.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Acanthopleuroceras cf valdani

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Westhay Cliff, near Charmouth

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.39