Bivalve shell

Pinna is from an unusual group of bivalves, and some species survive in modern oceans where they are knows as ‘fan shells’. This example is quite large.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Pinna

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Middle Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

175 million years

Where found

Thorncombe Beacon, near Eype

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.253