Bivalve shell

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Here is a remarkably well-preserved specimen, particularly when compared to Pholadomya from the Cornbrash (shown below it).  Pholadomya are usually preserved as internal casts and are found weathering out of the brashy soils.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Pholadomya protei

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Corallian Group, Osmington Oolite

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Osmington

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04940