Turtle

Turtle shell is common in the Purbeck Beds and is very distinctive as it occurs in broad, flat plates. The bone structure is also distinctive: typically very open with large, calcite-filled voids between the darker brown bone.

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Common name

Turtle

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Beds

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

140 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Mrs Calkin

Museum

Swanage Museum

Accession number

SWNTB.1992.13