Location: North Yorkshire Coast (found on footpath)

Class: Bivalve

Sub Class: Inoceramus

Age: Late Cretaceous

Shape: Biconvex

Mode: Benthic, Epiifaunal


Fossil shown is 2.5 inches in length and found on a chalk foot path in North Yorkshire .

Chalk fossils of this size are rare, chalk is purely made up of deep sea microscopic plankton. Identification again can be obtained in part via shape and style of ribbing on the shell.

Being made from chalk dating this fossil is made easier, English chalk is dated to the Late Cretaceous.