Bivalve shell

This is a beautifully preserved scallop-like shell from the Lower Chalk with what appears to be an encrusting tubeworm.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Entolium orbiculare

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Chalk, Lower

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

95 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09920