Fish

Fossil fish are well recorded in the Purbeck Limestone, especially in the local quarries where this specimen probably came from. The fossil was cleaned and repaired in 2009 with money from the Heritage Lottery Collecting Cultures fund.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Lepidotes

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Purbeck Beds

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

140 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Tom Hancock

Museum

Swanage Museum

Accession number

SWNTB.1994.80