Bivalve shell

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Closely-related species can look similar, and incorrect naming leads to fossils being renamed. The above species was previously called fragilis, costellatus and, fittingly, perplexus. Other species are shown below it.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Inoceramus undulates

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

85 million years

Where found

Stoke Wake

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09900