Finds
Annedlids
The annelids include earthworms, polychaete worms, and leeches. All members of the group are to some extent segmented, in other words, made up of segments that are formed by subdivisions that partially transect the body cavity. Segmentation is also called metamerism.
Annelids
See above
PGPG/375
 
Sedentarida
 
Serpula sulcata worm tubes : to record the trac...
 
Stewartby Member and Weymouth Member (Undiffere...
Cephalopods
Cephalopods are a Class of moluscs which include many extinct forms inluding Ammonites , Belemnites and Nautiloids. Modern cephalopods are mainly soft-bodied, and although such forms exist in the fossil record they are very rare, being preserved only under exceptional circumstances
Belemnite
Belemnites lived during the periods of Earth history known as the Jurassic and Cretaceous; together, these represent a time interval of about 135 million years. The Jurassic Period began about 201 million years ago and the Cretaceous Period ended about 66 million years ago.
PGPG/370
 
Acanthoteuthis antiquus
 
Belemnite phragmocone
 
Middle Oxford Clay
Echinoderms and sponges
Starfish, brittlestars, crinoids, sponges
Echinoderm
Echinoderms are named for the spines or bumps covering the outer surface of the bodies of many of them (Greek root word echino- meaning spiny; Latin root word -derm meaning skin). Examples of echinoderms include sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, brittle stars, and feather stars
PGPG/388
 
Ophiuroidea
 
Brittle stars, serpent stars, or ophiuroids
 
Penarth Group
Fish
"Fish" is a paraphyletic grouping which includes Bony Fish (Osteichthyes) and Cartilaginous fish (Chondrichthyes), two groups which are only distantly related. In terms of phylogeny, bone fish are more closely related to tetrapods such as birds, reptiles and mammals than to sharks.
Elasmobranch
Elasmobranchii is a subclass of Chondrichthyes or cartilaginous fish, including sharks (superorder Selachii), rays, skates, and sawfish (superorder Batoidea).
PGPG/360
 
Hybodus sp.
 
Tooth
 
Peterborough Member
PGPG/395
 
Synechodontiformes
 
Rhomphaiodon minor tooth
 
Penarth Group
Bony Fish
Class Osteichthyes includes all bony fishes. Like all fishes, Osteichthyes are cold-blooded vertebrates that breathe through gills and use fins for swimming. Bony fishes share several distinguishing features: a skeleton of bone, scales, paired fins, one pair of gill openings, jaws, and paired nostrils.
PGPG/361
 
Pisces indet
 
Quadrate
 
Peterborough Member
PGPG/362
 
Pisces indet
 
Section of Jaw
 
Peterborough Member
Bullhead Shark
The Heterodontiforms appear in the fossil record in the Early Jurassic, well before any of the other Galeomorphii, a group that includes all modern sharks except the dogfish and its relatives. However, they have never been common, and their origin probably lies even further back.
PGPG/363
 
Strophodus sp.
 
Crushing tooth of shark
 
Blisworth Limestone Formation
PGPG/364
 
Strophodus sp.
 
Tooth
 
Blisworth Limestone Formation
Ray-finned fish
Actinopterygii (/ˌæktɪnɒptəˈrɪdʒiaɪ/; from actino- 'having rays', and Ancient Greek πτέρυξ (ptérux) 'wing, fins'), members of which are known as ray-finned fishes, is a clade (traditionally class or subclass) of the bony fishes.[2] They comprise over 50% of living vertebrate species.[3]
PGPG/367
 
Hypsocormus sp.
 
Hypsocormus tooth
 
Lower Oxford Clay
PGPG/368
 
Pachycormiformes
 
Hypsocormus tooth
 
Lower Oxford Clay
PGPG/369
 
Pachycormiformes
 
Bifurcating dorsal fin ray of Leedsichthys
 
Lower Oxford Clay
PGPG/377
 
Pachycormiformes
 
Skull element
 
Oxford Clay Formation
Cartilaginous Fish
Chondrichthyes (/kɒnˈdrɪkθi.iːz/; from Ancient Greek χόνδρος (khóndros) 'cartilage', and ἰχθύς (ikhthús) 'fish') is a class that contains the cartilaginous fishes that have skeletons primarily composed of cartilage. They can be contrasted with the Osteichthyes or bony fishes, which have skeletons primarily composed of bone tissue. Chondrichthyes are jawed vertebrates with paired fins, paired nares, scales, and a heart with its chambers in series.
PGPG/376
 
Chondrichthyes
 
Partial fish
 
Peterborough Member
PGPG/378
 
Chondrichthyes
 
Part of the skull
 
Lower Oxford Clay
PGPG/379
 
Ischyodus sp.
 
Mandibular dental plate
 
Lower Oxford Clay
Geological Specimens
Geological specimens
Geology
Anything to do with geology rather than a fossil.
PGPG/357
 
Geological Specimen
 
Piece of chalk showing scaring from glacial str...
 
 
Salt Pseudomorph
Also known as halite pseudomorphs. They are formed when crystals of salt form in a hypersaline body of water. When covered by sediments, the salt dissolves leaving a mould of the crystal.
PGPG/374
 
Salt Pseudomorph
 
Salt pseudomorph. These cube shaped are formed ...
 
Radcliffe Member
Mammals
Mammals
Elephant
PGPG/385
 
Elephantida
 
Part of tusk
 
 
Marine Reptiles
Ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, marine crocodiles and other marine reptiles
Ichthyosaur
PGPG/330
 
Ophthalmosaurus sp.
 
 
 
Oxford Clay Formation
PGPG/338
 
Ophthalmosaurus sp.
 
 
 
Peterborough Member
PGPG/358
 
Ophthalmosaurus sp.
 
Small ichthyosaur paddle digit
 
Peterborough Member
PGPG/372
 
Ophthalmosaurus sp.
 
Ophthalmosaurus icenicus femur
 
Lower Oxford Clay
Plesiosaur
PGPG/355
 
Muraenosaurus sp.
 
Left Humerus
 
Oxford Clay Formation
Marine Crocodile
PGPG/366
 
Metriorhynchidae
 
metriorhynchid tooth
 
Lower Oxford Clay
Pliosaur
PGPG/384
 
Liopleurodon sp.
 
Lower jaw symphysis
 
Oxford Clay Formation
PGPG/387
 
"Pliosaurus" andrewsi
 
Scattered skeleton of large pliosaur
 
Peterborough Member
Molluscs
Gastropods, and so on. Because ammonites are so common, they are listed under a separate heading
Mollusc
PGPG/371
 
Myophorella irregularis
 
Myophorella ( Myophorella ) irregularis
 
Middle Oxford Clay
PGPG/380
 
Trigoniida
 
Myophorella scarburgensis
 
Abbotsbury Cornbrash Formation
PGPG/381
 
Trigoniida
 
Myophorella scarburgensis
 
Abbotsbury Cornbrash Formation
PGPG/382
 
Trigoniida
 
Myophorella scarburgensis (Lycett)
 
Abbotsbury Cornbrash Formation
Other
Taphonomy
PGPG/356
 
Taphonomic Assemblage
 
Ammonite section, belemnite points and shelly l...
 
 
Regurgitate
PGPG/373
 
Regurgitate
 
Possible Regurgitate
 
Peterborough Member
Reptiles
Dinosaurs etc.
Dinosaur
PGPG/386
 
Stegosauridae
 
Possible stegosaur dorsal plate
 
 
Taphonomy
Bioimmuration
PGPG/383
 
Bioimmuration
 
Bioimmuration of ammonite on Gryphea
 
Peterborough Member
Trace fossils
Coproplites, trace fossils
Trace fossil
PGPG/365
 
Ichnofossil
 
Dinosaur footprints
 
Blisworth Limestone Formation
Heading to be added (00000000425)
Common Name to be added (00000000425)
PGPG/389
 
Saurichthys
 
Saurichthys longidens tooth
 
Penarth Group
PGPG/391
 
Saurichthys
 
Birgeria’ type Severnichthys acuminatus t...
 
Penarth Group
Heading to be added (00000000426)
Common Name to be added (00000000426)
PGPG/390
 
Lonchidiidae (family)
 
Lissodus minimus tooth
 
Penarth Group
Heading to be added (00000000427)
Common Name to be added (00000000427)
PGPG/392
 
Palaeoniscidae (family)
 
I thought this looked like a Gyrolepis scale in...
 
Penarth Group
PGPG/393
 
Palaeoniscidae (family)
 
Looks like a partial Gyrolepis albertii scale w...
 
Penarth Group
Heading to be added (00000000428)
Common Name to be added (00000000428)
PGPG/394
 
Semionotidae (family)
 
Could be the rear of a Sargodon tomicus incisor...
 
Penarth Group