Fish

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This fish, Pholidophorus, is a real survivor! Examples are found in the Lower Jurasic rocks – and their decendents are still swimming in the sea today.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Pholidophorus ornatus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Langton Matravers

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00262