Fish

These teeth are preserved in their original position in a fish upper jaw. The teeth were used to crush hard shells and extract their contents for food.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Mesodon

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Swanage

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00273