Labrus eocaenus – Tooth
Species Name: Labrus eocaenus – Tooth
Age: Eocene, Bracklesham Beds, 55 to 33 Mya.
Location: Lee on Solent, Hampshire
Labrus eocaenus tooth collected from the Eocene Bracklesham Beds in Lee on Solent, Hampshire. Labrus is a genus of wrasse fish which is still present today however fossils of Labrus can be found in Eocene through to Quaternary sediments. The Bracklesham beds in which these teeth were found are well known among paleontologists and fossil collectors in Britain; they have yielded over 160 different species of fish and the beds continue to be productive today despite having been pillaged by collectors for over 100 years. These teeth measure between 2 and 4 mm and are supplied in small plastic bags with an information label.