Bivalve oyster shell

Exogyra is the commonest bivalve oyster shell in the lower part of the Upper Greensand, the Foxmould Sands. This is a good specimen and shows the growth lines well. It is from the collection of W.D.Lang, who was a meticulous recorder of information regarding both the fossils and the rocks containing them.

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Common name

Bivalve oyster shell

Scientific name

Exogyra conica

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

110 million years

Where found

Charmouth

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1997.35.20