Plesiosaur

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These bones were located inside plesiosaur flippers, towards the flipper tips. They relate to our finger and toe bones. Fine structural details have been preserved, including pore patterns. 

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Common name

Plesiosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Plesiosaurs


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

150 million years

Where found

Kimmeridge Bay

Found by

J B Delair in 1973

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02656