Ichthyosaur

This ichthyosaur is located right in the entrance to the museum, and allocated the acquisition number ‘DCM.G.00001’ – meaning it’s the first specimen in the geological collection!

Find out more on the reptiles page.

Common name

Ichthyosaur

Scientific name

Ichthyosaurus communis

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00001