Plesiosaur

Additional images

Box of bones

This plesiosaur flipper has been reconstructed from a box of bones. At nearly one metre in length, it is clearly from a large individual of up to six metres in size. The bow-tie shaped flipper digits of plesiosaurs are very distinctive.

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Common name

Plesiosaur

Scientific name

Plesiosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Plesiosaurs


Strata

Blue Lias (probably) Lower Jurassic

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.13