help informationThe biological classification of the species represented in the fossil.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca (Linnaeus 1758)
Class: Bivalvia (Linnaeus 1758)
Subclass: Autobranchia (Groblen 1894)
Infraclass: Pteriomorphia (Beurlen 1944)
Superorder: Ostreiformii (Fërussac 1822)
Order: Ostreida (Fërussac 1822)
Suborder: Ostreidina (Fërussac 1822)
Superfamily: Ostreoidea (Rafinesque 1815)
Family: Gryphaeidae (Vialov 1936)
Genus: Gryphaea (Lamarck 1801)


help informationA description of the object collected, in particular what parts are represented.
small specimen

Collection date

help informationThe date an object was collected in the field.
Winter 1978

Collection place

help informationThe place where an object was excavated or collected in the field.
United Kingdom > England > Dorset


help informationMeasurements of the size of the object.
width: 45mm
height: 35mm
image K0583
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