Bivalve shell

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These bivalves – shells – live in groups with their pointed ends buried in the seabed.  When sediment fills the gap between the halves of a bivalve, it may harden, preserving the fossil shell.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Pinna

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

110 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 7717