Bivalve shell

Here is one of the most common bivalves found in the Upper Greensand. It is a large cockle-like shell which would probably have lived a very similar life to cockles today, buried in the sand filtering the sea water for food.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Neithea gibbosa

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

c. 110 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 1142