Ichthyosaur

This is an angular bone (part of a lower jaw) of a small ichthyosaur. An ichthyosaur jaw is actually made up of several different bones that run for different lengths along the whole jaw. This is one of the bones inside the jaw – muscles attached to it and worked like levers to open and close the jaw.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Ichthyosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1999.5.1