Snail shell

The narrow, high-spired fossil has a tip with a ‘corkscrew’ appearance – because it is a natural cast of the original shell’s inside. This was the space in which the snail lived as it grew.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pseudomelania cf. clio

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05804