Bivalve shell

These bivalve shell casts formed when sediment filled spaces between the shells, then hardened. The shells were later removed, leaving casts showing details of the shell insides.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Pholadomya deltoidea

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Cornbrash

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Buckshaw

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02620