Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pholidophorus bechei Fish Fossil

This image is of the Pholidophorus bechei fish fossil. It was found in the Lower Lias of Lyme Regis England. The Blue Lias is in the bottom 32 meters of blue-gray limestone. This animal lived during the Lower Jurassic Period.

Henry Thomas de la Beche 1848 image in public domain

This species was named after Henry De la Beche (1796-1855). He lived in Lyme Regis with his mother as a child and became friends with Mary Anning.

Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in England as of August 2016.

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