Turtle

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The carapace or top side of this turtle shell is partly broken off to reveal an impression of the inside of the shell – complete with ribs and fused vertebrae. The carapace is attached to these internal structures which themselves are flattened to provide the internal structure on which the shell is supported.

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Common name

Turtle

Scientific name

Pleurostosternum bulllocki

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


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.00014