Snail shell

A highly-distinctive form of gastropod (snail), quite rare in the rocks of Dorset. 

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Nerinaea desvoidyi

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Corallian Group

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Todber

Found by

W H Hudleston

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04681