Shells

Description
This specimen of bivalve and gastropod shell casts set in sandstone dates from the middle Devonian, approximately 416-395 million years ago. It was donated by Mr W. Vicary of Newton Abbot, Devon. The specimen was found at the stratigraphical location of the Hangman Grit Sandstone group, located in Somerset/North Devon. These sandstone grits represent ‘deltaic deposits’, formed from rivers flowing from the then extensive Welsh mountain range, over land yet to become flooded to form the Severn estuary, and into the the southern Rheic Ocean which covered much of southern Devon.
Accession Loan No.
77/1904/39
Collection Class
Fossils
Common Name
shells
Simple Name
fossil: mollusc
Full Name
miscellaneous, casts of fossil gastropods and bivalves
Geology Period
Devonian 416 – 359 mya
Family Group

Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
MOLLUSCA

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