Fossil Ammonite for Sale, Hildoceras bifrons, from England’s Jurassic Coast
Fossil Ammonite for Sale, Hildoceras bifrons, from England’s Jurassic Coast
Fossil Ammonite for Sale, Hildoceras bifrons, from England’s Jurassic Coast
Fossil Ammonite for Sale, Hildoceras bifrons, from England’s Jurassic Coast
Fossil Ammonite for Sale, Hildoceras bifrons, from England’s Jurassic Coast
Fossil Ammonite for Sale, Hildoceras bifrons, from England’s Jurassic Coast

Fossil Ammonite for Sale, Hildoceras bifrons, from England’s Jurassic Coast

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SPESCIES: Hildoceras bifrons

LOCATION: Foreshore, east of Charmouth, or between Seatown and Eype, in the Junction Bed

AGE: Lower Jurassic, 180 million years old 

This ammonite is from the Junction Bed which is known as a ‘condensed sequence’ because the sediments formed slowly and at times were even eroded away. As a result, the fossils tend to be quite poorly-preserved but they remain identifiable. This ammonite is Hildoceras bifrons, the classic ammonite known from Whitby, and named after St Hilda.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.