Bivalve oyster shell

This is a lovely specimen of an oyster, with well-preserved growth lines. Although this specimen is not from Dorset, it was collected by the original curator of Lyme Regis museum for comparison with the local fossils.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve oyster shell

Scientific name

Alectryonia

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand, Cambridge Greensand

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

V.H.W.Wingrave

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1997.36.2