Approximately 50 million years ago lived this large predatory fish in the warm seas that covered the London area. Preserved in a hard Phosphatic nodule are three large fish vertebrae, two of which have their very long neurals preserved, which is quite rare and exceptional. A superb drawer specimen.
Anyone who has collected fossils from the Lyme Regis and Charmouth area will appreciate just how rare this specimen is, especially being found in a flatstone!! Most people associate ammonites especially Promicroceras and Asteroceras from these flatstones and only on rare occasions does one come across one of these. The specimen although not complete, has most of the main features displayed. One for the serious collector . The specimen is approximately 200 million years old.
After careful preparation, has revealed this lovely and well detailed partial starfish preserved on a block of shaped chalk. Starfish from the chalk are rare and this would make an ideal drawer specimen.