Lobster

As seen here, the most commonly preserved parts of these lobsters are their claws (or chelipeds). Entire fossil lobsters are sometimes found, but they are generally quite rare except within some layers, this not being one of them. 

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Common name

Lobster

Scientific name

Enoploclytia

Type

Arthropods > Crustaceans


Strata

Chalk, Lower

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

96 million years

Where found

Isle of Purbeck

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.10062