Bivalve shell

Plagiostoma shells like this are fairly common on the Dorset coast, although it can be difficult to find good specimens, or specimens which have both valves. This one shows a little wear and some slight crushing, but is larger than most.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Plagiostoma giganteum

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1998.31.1