Fish

Lepidotus is a quite large and distinctive fish with thick, rectangular and enamelled scales that become diamond-shaped towards the tail. Even though this is quite a small specimen, the scale pattern is the same.

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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.00316