Bivalve

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These scallops lived on shallow, sandy sea floors, clapping their valves together to swim. The name quinquecostata refers to the five main ribs that strengthened their shells. 

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve

Scientific name

Neithea quinquecostata

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08462-3