Fish

Teeth from an extinct shark

These teeth were used to break open mollusc shells and extract the soft bodies. Acrodus struggled for survival in Jurassic seas dominated by large predating reptiles. They had defensive spines in front of their dorsal (back) fins.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Acrodus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00239