Ichthyosaur

Here is a reasonably large ichthyosaur skull, complete with eye socket and sclerotic ring. The ring is a structure that supported the soft eye particularly as the animal dived to deep depths in search of food.

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Common name

Ichthyosaur

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.00006