Bivalve

This small block of Lias shale contains two well-preserved bivalve (scallop) shells. They both show the strong radiating ribs characteristic of this species.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve

Scientific name

Oxytoma inequivalvis

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.81