Ichthyosaur

Additional images

This close-up shows some of the stomach contents of this ichthyosaur. Between the ribs are black, shiny curved hooklets from the tentacles of a squid (towards the right). These hooklets are often found among the stomach contents of ichthyosaurs, as well as fish scales, and the bones of other reptiles.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Ichthyosaur

Scientific name

Ichthyosaurus communis

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

Derek Powell

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2006.72