Fish

Microdon radiatus is now identified as Proscinates (Microdon) radiatus. This specimen was collected by Charles Wilcox in the mid 1800s, when fossil hunting was popular amongst the professional classes. 

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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.00299