Bivalve shell

This bivalve is essentially identical to the modern-day scallop, and several species occur in Dorset Corallian rocks. Some rock beds are named after the Chlamys species they contain.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Chlamys [Aequipecten] fibrosa

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


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.04810