Crocodile or turtle bone

Mystery bone

This piece of reptile bone, probably from a turtle or crocodile, was collected from the Purbeck Bed near Swanage. So what is it doing in a museum in Honiton? The answer is that we selected a number of specimens from across the World Heritage Site for display in the museum. By arranging them by age, we can tell the story of the evolution of life as recorded along the Jurassic Coast.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Crocodile or turtle bone

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group, Intermarine Member

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

135 million years

Where found

Durlston Bay, Swanage

Found by

Richard Edmonds

Museum

Allhallows Museum, Honiton

Accession number

HONAM.2013.32.06