Snail shell

This is a snail, or gastropod, preserved as an internal cast. The shell dissolved, but the space inside survived as it was filled with sediment.

Find out more about gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Scientific name

Pseudomelania heddingtonensis

Type

Molluscs > Gastropods


Strata

Corallian Group

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

The Nothe, Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04686