Bivalve oyster shell

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This is a common bivalve shell particularly in the middle chalk. As the name suggests, bivalves consist of two shells. ‘Bi’ means two and ‘valve’ means shell.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve oyster shell

Scientific name

Mytiloides labiatus

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Chalk, Middle

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

90 million years

Where found

Pinhay Bay

Found by

Richard Edmonds

Museum

Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton

Accession number

BULFM-2013-101