Snail shell

Here is a snail, or gastropod, preserved as an internal cast. The shell has dissolved away leaving the mud-filled space inside fossilised.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Bourguetia saemannie

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Corallian Group

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04707