Bivalve shell

Oxytoma is a scallop with strong radiating ribs that make it look quite like an umbrella. Good specimens are hard to find, occurring mostly within the soft shales of the Blue Lias.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Oxytoma inequivalvis

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

V.H.W.Wingrave

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.13