Turtle

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This is the plastron or underside of the turtle shell. The top side is known as the carapace, and the head and legs extended through gaps between the shells.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

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

Herston.

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00015