Snail shell

Additional images

Inside and out

The shell of this specimen has been dissolved away leaving a cast of what was the hollow space inside, now filled with sediment. Compare it with another Pleurotomaria (lower photo) which has been preserved complete with the shell. 

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pleuromaria reticulata

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Osmington

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05586