Plesiosaur

This is a partial skeleton of a juvenile plesiosaur. The overall length of the creature would have been just over two metres. Four of the vertebrae in the neck are fused together, and may not have formed properly when the animal was developing as an embryo. It belongs to the same species as the first plesiosaur found by Mary Anning.

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Common name

Plesiosaur

Scientific name

Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Plesiosaurs


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Broad Ledge, Lyme Regis

Found by

Paddy Howe

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.14