Amphibian

This amphibian bone came from the channel lag deposit. The lag deposit is formed in the bottom of the channel of a stream and represents the first phase of a flood that swept coarse material, including animal bones and cemented plant roots, into the base of the channel. Nearly all of the rare fossil bones from the Triassic rocks are found in this type of deposit.

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Common name

Amphibian

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Triassic Reptiles and Amphibians


Strata

Otter Sandstone

Time period

Triassic

Age

225 million years

Where found

In channel lag deposit below High Peak, Sidmouth

Found by

Richard Edmonds

Museum

Sidmouth Museum

Accession number

SID.G004.2014