Bivalve shell

These bivalves are often found in rocks deposited in low-oxygen environments. They were probably free-swimming, avoiding the inhospitable seafloors.

Find out more bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Bositra

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Fullers Earth Formation

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Vinney Cross

Found by

Found by Paul C Ensom in 1981

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06572