Ichthyosaur

This is a strangely preserved ichthyosaur skull in which the upper jaw has broken away revealing the teeth still largely in place. The left eye socket is quite well preserved, as is the overall symmetry or shape of the skull.

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Common name

Ichthyosaur

Scientific name

Ichthyosaurus communis

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Ichthyosaurs


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Sidmouth Museum

Accession number

SID.G122.2009