Snail shell

Pleurotomaria is a highly ornamented snail, and one of nature’s true survivors as they can still be found alive in the oceans today.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pleurotomaria

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Oxford Clay

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Radipole Black Rock

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02710-12