Fish

Based on the matrix (the rock containing this fossil), it is almost certainly from the Lower Purbeck Beds that overly the Portland Limestone. These rocks formed in a shallow lagoon at the very end of the Jurassic period.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Lepidotes mantelli

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Purbeck Beds, Lower

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

140 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.1993.270