Ichthyosaur

Additional images

What’s missing?

Look closely and you’ll see that the tip of the snout is missing from this ichthyosaur. Compare it with the full snout on the specimen shown in the lower photo. The snout was probably washed away before the collector spotted and rescued the rest of the skeleton. Very little is known about this specimen, other than it was found near Lyme Regis – which means that it must be from the Lower Jurassic period.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Ichthyosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Blue Lias (probably) Lower Jurassic

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

187 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00003