Bivalve shell

Additional images

This is probably the commonest bivalve, particularly in the Middle Chalk. There are several species, as shown below the main photo.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Inoceramus

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Osmington

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09874