Snail shell

Here is a high-spired form of gastropod preserved as an internal cast. The shell has been dissolved away to expose the hollow interior, now filled with sediment.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Eulima extricula

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Cornbrash

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

166 million years

Where found

Nottington

Found by

Paul Ensom in 1979

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04513