Bivalve shell

This is a rare bivalve from the Lower Greensand, which, on the coast, is only found at Punfield Cove north of Swanage. The cliffs there have been stable for many years, obscuring both the strata and the fossils.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Trigonia etheridgei

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Lower Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08503