Snail shell

This is a good-sized specimen, and retains some of the original shell. Like many examples, it shows quite severe crushing.

Find out more about gastropods here.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pleurotomaria anglica

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

St Gabriel's Mouth, near Charmouth

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.127