Bivalve shell

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Angel wings?

Here is a really beautiful bivalve shell fossilised as an external mould. The two shells or valves have been dissolved away, leaving a perfect impression of the outside of the shells complete with their decoration. Both shells have slightly sprung open; without the internal muscle to keep them closed, they have opened just like clams would do in a chowder!

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Myophorella

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Portland Limestone

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

Unknown

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.1993.269