Bivalve shell

This is the internal cast of a quite large and chunky bivalve, which is broadly related to the modern day cockle shell. The shell itself has been dissolved away leaving a cast of the inside of the shell.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Protocardia dissimilis

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Portland Limestone

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

145 million years

Where found

Probably Worth Matravers

Found by

Mrs Calkin

Museum

Swanage Museum

Accession number

SWNTB.1992.11