Ammonite

This ammonite is preserved in iron pyrites or fool’s gold, a compound of iron and sulphur. Here it has filled in the shell and formed an internal mould. 

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Eoderoceras bispinigerum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

V.H.W.Wingrave

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.55