Plesiosaur

The plesiosaur was a marine reptile with a long neck and tail, a barrel-like body and four big fins. This specimen includes a single rib and two paddle digits. The fact that the digits are bow-tie shaped identifies it as a plesiosaur.

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Common name

Plesiosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Plesiosaurs


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00167