Bivalve shell

This shell is from a narrow muddy limestone horizon (rock bed) that is very rich in different fossils. These include worm tubes, corals, sea urchins and several other types of bivalve.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Ctenostreon proboscideum

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Corallian Group, Ringstead Coral Bed

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

157 million years

Where found

Osmington

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04937