Fish

One of a kind

This is the ‘type specimen’ which defines the genus and species Aspidorhynchus fisheri. If someone found something that looked very like Aspidorhynchus fisheri but was also somehow different, they would start by comparing it with this specimen – as it’s the ‘type’ on which the species was first described.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Aspidorhynchus fisheri

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.00322