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Jurassic Fish

The fossil fish can be adopted for £50 for 1 year or £125 for 3 years.

Jurassic Fish (Mackerel 145 to 200 million years ago) Dapedium Sp. Location Charmouth, Dorset, UK (Pronounced: Da–pee–dee–um)

The Dapedium genus of fish was among the most common in the seas of the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic. The body was covered with armoured scales while the skull was also armoured with dermal plates. The fins were small in relation to its body, which suggests that Dapedium were not especially fast swimming fish. Dapedium was a carnivorous fish with small but robust teeth and additional crushing teeth on the palate. A solitary predator, it lived on a diet of molluscs and crustaceans.

When you adopt an object your name, or the name of the person you are buying the adoption for, will appear on a notice by your chosen to object for the Adoption period. If you chose adopt an object not on display we will acknowledge the adoption on our website and also on a special display board in the Museum. Everyone who adopts an object will also receive a Certificate of Adoption and be featured in our Members Newsletter, Your adoption will help us look after your chosen object and support the work of the Museum as a whole.

To discuss Adopt an Object in more detail please telephone: 01428 642112

Jurassic Fish
Jurassic Fish