Fish

This specimen is the skull of the fish Dapedium. This specimen formed part of the Philpot sisters’ collection. The Philpot sisters were friends of Mary Anning, and spent much time collecting fossils with her.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Dapedium

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

The Philpot sisters

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.J3310