Snail shell

Here is a high-spiralled shell of a snail or gastropod from the Marlstone Rock. This rock can be highly fossiliferous, packed with gastropods, bivalves and brachiopods.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Upper Lias, Marlstone, Spinatum zone

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

180 million years

Where found

Seatown

Found by

David Harvey

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.14410