Snail shell

Natica is a very successful snail and many forms still survive today. This example is preserved as an internal cast; the shell has been disolved away to expose what was the hollow interior, now filled with sediment.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Natica

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Cornbrash

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

166 million years

Where found

Langton Herring

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02426