Bivalve shell

This block comes from Day’s Shell Bed, an obscure but distinctive layer towards the top of the Eype Clay. It is packed with shells and crinoid debris.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Middle Lias, Day's Shell Bed

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Thorncombe Beacon

Found by

Adrian Brokenshire

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.13800