Trace fossil Burrow

This burrow is preserved in flint. It was probably made by a burrowing bivalve, possibly burrowing into wood. The modern-day ship worm is not a worm at all – it’s also a bivalve that specialises in boring into driftwood floating in the sea.

Find out more on the trace fossils page.

Common name

Trace fossil Burrow

Scientific name

Teredolites

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

85 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.10006