ichthyosaur vertebrae

Additional images

These tail vertebrae are ‘articulated’, meaning they are still joined together as they would have been in life. Therefore, they were probably part of a fossil of a complete animal that was destroyed by cliff falls and the sea before it could be rescued. The edges of the vertebrae are worn, indicating that this specimen was picked up off the beach.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

ichthyosaur vertebrae

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Unknown

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

Unknown

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 1202