Bivalve shell

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Osses’ eads

These bivales were called Portland devils or osses’ eads (horses heads) by the local quarrymen. They are now known as Myphorella incurva and Laevitrigonia gibbosa.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Myphorella incurva

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Portland Limestone

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

150 million years

Where found

Portland {module Portland Quarries safety warning}

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.1993.F.85