Turtle

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This is a very large plastron or underside of a turtle shell. The plastron differs from the top side, the carapace, in that it is formed from two sets of scutes, whereas the carapace has a central line of scutes with lateral and marginal scutes either side.

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Common name

Turtle

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11800