Fish

Here is a poorly-preserved but rare example of Pholidophorus. Unlike most armoured fish from the Jurassic period, it is actually much more closely related to modern fish today.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Pholidophorus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Oxford Clay

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Chickerell

Found by

Possibly Mr J.Roper in about 1896

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00208