Fish

Additional images

There are two species of fish in this block Histionotus angularis and Lepidotus minor. Which is which? Use the additional image below to try and work it out. There are also the remains of two other fish in this block – part of a skull, and a row of vertebrae or backbones.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Histionotus angularis

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Herston Quarries near Swanage.

Found by

Mr A Harris in 1888

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00325