Fish

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Crushing teeth

The shape of these teeth – like those of the ray – helped the fish to crush and eat shellfish. The teeth are usually found on their own because the jaw of this fish was made of cartilage which doesn’t fossilise as easily as teeth and bone.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Strophodus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Sandsfoot

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00210a+b