Fish

Lepidotus is a quite large and distinctive fish with thick, rectangular and enamelled scales. The genus is a real survivor and can be found in the Lower Jurassic around Lyme Regis – where the rocks are 65 million years older than those where this specimen was found.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Lepidotus minor

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.00280