Snail shell

These are top and bottom views of the same specimen. Pleurotomaria is one of nature’s survivors and can still be found in the world’s oceans today. They are highly decorated with ribs, grooves and growth lines.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pleurotomaria actaea

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

inferior Oolite, Sauzei Bed

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

170 million years

Where found

Bradford Abbas

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01557