Snail shell

This is a snail or gastropod from the Punfield Marine Band, near Swanage. Although a fossil-rich rock, few specimens have been found there for decades due to the lack of erosion of the cliffs.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Gymnentone pizcuetana

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Punfield Marine Band, Lower Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Punfield Cove, near Swanage

Found by

G Bate, J Thomas & G Madgwick in 1983

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.07374