Bivalve shell

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Unlike most bivalve shells in the Portland Limestone, this one is preserved complete with the shell. Most specimens are fossilised as an internal mould or an external cast of the shell – the shell itself having been dissolved away.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Laevitrigonia manseli

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Portland Limestone

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

150 million years

Where found

Isle of Portland

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06207