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- Object Name: Fish
- Object Name: Fossil
- ObjectNumber: GL1884
- Summary: Fossil fish head called Lepidotus semiserratus from the Upper Lias, Whitby, which is approximately 170 million years old.
- Description: A fossil fish specimen identified as Lepidotus semiserratus. This specimen is a dark grey/black head, with the eye socket and scales visible. The very well preserved scales have a glassy appearance. Pyrite is present on the nose of the specimen, as is a white mineral possibly Calcite? The mudstone matrix is fissile (flaky). AR/CB 13/04/2010
- Dimensions: 215mm x 166mm x 46mm
- Colour: Black
- Geological Complex:
- Lepidotus semiserratus
- Associated Period:
- Jurassic - Lower
- For more information contact: Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service