Fish

Several of this specimen’s vertebrae (backbones) and ribs are still connected as they were in life, but others separated after death, and can be seen scattered across the shale. Also look carefully to see the fossilised scales.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Pachythrissops

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Rope Lake Head

Found by

J. Mack

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.000244