Ammonite

This ammonite has been sectioned to show the internal structures. The chambers inside would have contained a mixture of gas and water, allowing the animal to float with neutral buoyancy.

Find out more about ammonites on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Asteroceras stellare

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.1973.59