Bivalve shell

This is a surprisingly common but easily overlooked bivalve. It can often be seen embedded in the massive cowstone doggers – rounded blocks of sand that form the boulder beaches in front of the landslides of Black Ven and also the undercliffs west of Lyme Regis.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Inoceramus concentricus

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

West of Osmington

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08531