Ichthyosaur

Rare, worn and BIG!

Although very worn, these are amongst the rarest of the ichthyosaur specimens in our database. Only one genus and species is known from this time period, hence the suggestion of Platypterygius compylodon as the identificationNote how the end is freshly broken – there is more of this massive beast out there in the undercliffs!

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Ichthyosaur

Scientific name

Platypterygius compylodon?

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

110 million years

Where found

Plateau foreshore, Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs

Found by

Richard Edmonds July 2013

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2014.25