Fish

What a whopper!

Although very broken, this specimen provides a clear idea of the large size that Lepidotus can reach. Imagine finding a perfect and complete specimen! The distinctive rectangular scales are very obvious.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Lepidotus major

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


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.06263