Bivalve shell

Identical to a modern day cockle, this type of bivalve shell sat upright in soft sediments secured by a muscular foot which extended from the bottom of the shell, (the left side as photographed). Siphons extended from the top (the right side) that enabled the animal to filter sea water for food.

Almost certainly from the Cornbrash, probably towards Litton Cheney.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Pholadomya

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Unknown

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

unknown

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 7761