Pterosaur

Mystery bone

This bone is rather a mystery. It has been identified as a pterosaur bone, a sauropod dinosaur neck bone, and a theropod dinosaur tail bone. Recently it has been suggested that it is a single, large fish fin ray. No-one knows for sure……!

Find out more on the reptiles page.

Common name

Pterosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Pterosaurs


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

150 million years

Where found

Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge {module Kimmeridge Bay safety warning}

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11745