Fish

The underside of this head is displayed to reveal sharp teeth in powerful jaws, and a few ribs. This predator was a streamlined, fast swimmer. A living descendant of the group of fish that Caturus belongs to can gulp air, and so can live in water containing very little oxygen.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Caturus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Osmington

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00213