Fish

These are large teeth from a ray’s lower jaw. Most modern rays use their jaws and teeth to crush shellfish and extract their soft bodies. Ancient rays probably fed in the same way.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Ptychodus latissimus

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

83 million years

Where found

Martinstown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00337a+b