Fish

Caturus is a quite large fish with very substantial jaws, as this specimen illustrates. It is another survivor of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Specimens are found from the Lower Jurassic around Lyme Regis through to the Purbeck beds and beyond.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Caturus aff. purbeckensis

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.00271