Bivalve shell

Many modern freshwater mussel species are from the same group as these fossils, which were in sediments deposited within a freshwater lake.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Unio

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

140 million years

Where found

Ridgeway

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06414-6