Fish

Fish are relatively common in the Purbeck Beds, in the layer known as ‘the slat’ which overlays the Portland Limestone. As this layer has to be removed in order to reach the limestone, quarrying creates an opportunity to search for and recover fossils.

 

 

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Lepidotes

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Unknown

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

145 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.1993.271