Ichthyosaur

Additional images

Superb skull

This specimen is the skull of a very large Ichthyosaur which would have measured up to eight metres long. This makes it one of the larger Jurassic ichthyosaurs. Many of its teeth are missing, something which may have contributed to the animal’s death.

The museum also has one front fin and a row of vertebrae from the same creature.

Find out more on the reptiles page.

Common name

Ichthyosaur

Scientific name

Temnodontosaurus platyodon

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Shales with beef

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

Mike Harrison

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.20