Humberside Geologist No. 14

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Shells collected from the Kelsey Hill Gravels at Keyingham

by Stephen Whittaker (1976-2001)

Marine shells:-

Edible Oyster - Ostrea edulis

Common Cockle - Cerastoderma [Cardium] edule

Pullet carpet shell - Tapes pullestra

Oval piddock (in chalk cobble) - Pholas crispata

Common piddock - Pholas dactylus

Islandic mussel - Artica islandica

Common mussel - Mytilus edulis

Baltic telin - Macoma baltica

Thick trough shell - Scipula solida

Tower shell

Sand gaper - Mya arenaria

Common whelk - Buccinum undatum

Netted dog whelk - Nassarius reticulatus

Dog winkle - Nucella lapillus

Periwinkle - Littorina littorea

Elephant tusk shell Scaphopoda

Fresh water:-

Corbicula fluminalis

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