Lobster

Dorset’s own fossil lobster

These are the left and right claws (chelipeds) of the lobster Enoplocytia dorsetentis. The second name, the species name, is in recognition that this type of lobster was discovered and described from Dorset specimens.

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Common name

Lobster

Scientific name

Enoplocytia dorsetentis

Type

Arthropods > Crustaceans


Strata

Corallian Group, Ringstead Coral Bed

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Ringstead

Found by

Mrs B I Gillingham & Mr A L Peace, Poole

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05964