Snail shell

Natica is still alive in the oceans today. But they don’t look quite like this, because our specimen is an internal cast. The shell dissolved away, but the space inside survived as it was filled with sediment.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Natica

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Gault

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Evershot, Dorset

Found by

David Harvey

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.12743