Lobster

This is an important specimen, as lobsters from the Portland Beds (Portland Sands/Portland Limestone?) are very exceptionally rare. It would benefit from some preparation (cleaning) although that is probably going to be very difficult.

Find out more on the crustaceans page.

Common name

Lobster

Type

Arthropods > Crustaceans


Strata

Portland Beds

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

150 million years

Where found

Portland

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06022