Snail shell

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Pleurotomaria is a highly ornamented snail, and there are lots of different variations in the shell patterns. Modern examples are just as beautiful and are found in tropical waters today.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pleurotomaria

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Corallian Group

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

158 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04722