Ichthyosaur

Additional images

These are the bones from a front fin of an ichthyosaur (skull shown below it). The fin is incomplete, but still measures around 40cm in length. The complete bony part of the fin would have measured around 60-70cm, and with the soft parts around the bones nearer to a metre.

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Common name

Ichthyosaur

Scientific name

Temnodontosaurus platyodon

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Shales with beef

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Church Cliff, Lyme Regis

Found by

Mike Harrison

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.20