Bivalve shell

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This bivalve, Aequipecten aspera, is remarkably similar to Modiolus bipartitus (shown below it). In fact, can you tell the difference? In fact, without any provenance; a location for instance, it is hard to justify the stratigraphy given and the implied location of this specimen.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Aequipecten aspera

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand, Eggerdon Grit

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08542