Bivalve shell

Additional images

The ribbing, decoration and growth lines are visible on this bivalve shell. But they are nowhere near as well-preserved as the specimen below, which is unfortunately slightly broken.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Aequipecten aspera

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Bingham's Melcombe

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08472