Fish

Some Lower Lias fossils have exceptional detail because the original animals or plants hardly decayed at all. What features of this fish can you see preserved?

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Oxygnathus ornatus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00201