Bivalve shell

Robust shells protected these animals from storms. The shell is photographed in life position, as it would have been buried in the sediment on the sea floor. Their muscular foot would have extended from the bottom of the shell to secure them within the sediment.

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Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Myophorella [Myophorella] irregularis

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Oxford Clay

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02715