Bivalve oyster shell

This is a large inoceramid oyster, a kind of bivalve. It shows very coarse growth lines, and is preserved in chert.

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Common name

Bivalve oyster shell

Scientific name

Inoceramus concentricus

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

110 million years

Where found

Probably Dorset

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.530