Snail shell

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Pleurotomaria is an extraordinarily successful snail, and several varieties still survive to this day. They have vary greatly in their decoration.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pleurotomaria nodosa

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Inferior Oolite

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

170 million years

Where found

Sherborne

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01555