Lobster

A small amount of excavation work has taken place upon this specimen to expose the claw better. Decisions are made by fossil preparators as to what degree of excavating will reveal a fossil best without damaging it. More of this lobster might be hidden within the rock.

Find out more on the crustaceans page.

Common name

Lobster

Type

Arthropods > Crustaceans


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

150 million years

Where found

Ringstead Bay

Found by

L Black in 1995

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11872