Bivalve shell

This bivalve cemented itself to hard objects on the sea floor. Masses of shells were buried together, and sediments around them turned into Dorset ‘Corallian’ impure limestones.

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Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Ctenostreon probiscideum

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Corallian Group, Ringstead Coral Bed

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Shore of the Fleet Lagoon, Wyke Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11651