Gyrodus ornatissimus – Palatal Tooth
Species Name: Gyrodus ornatissimus – Palatal Tooth
Age: Kimmeridgian, Jurassic, 152 to 157 million years old.
Location: Kimmeridge Clay, Weymouth, Dorset
Gyrodus ornatissimus palatal tooth of Kimmeridgian age, approximately 152 to 157 million years ago in the late Jurassic period. This tooth came from the Cymodoce Zone of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation, in Weymouth, Dorset. Gyrodus are an extinct species ray-finned fish which existed during the upper Jurassic through to early Cretaceous periods. These marine fish were durophage feeders meaning they feed on hard shelled or exoskeleton bearing organisms. These teeth are sold individually and are 0.5 mm in size. They are supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label.