Fish

Naming and re-naming

Although the museum catalogue states that this fish is Microdon radiatus, it has now been identified as Proscinates (Microdon) radiatus. That might partly be because the genus Microdon is also used to identify a group of hoverflies! The convention is to put the new name in front with the old name in brackets.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Microdon radiatus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group, Middle

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Swanage

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00266