1.4" Ichthyosaur Vertebra - South Wales

 
This is a juvenile Ichthyosaur (Ichthyosaurus sp.) vertebra that has been prepped free from the rock it was found it. It was collected from the Lower Lias - Planorbis Zone at Lavernock Point of South Wales.

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Artists reconstruction of an Ichthyosaur. Image Credit: Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com/)
("Fish Lizard") was a giant marine reptile which thrived from much of the Mesozoic era. They evolved in the mid Triassic from a group of unidentified land reptiles which transition back into the water. This line evolved in parallel to the ancestors of todays dolphins and whales, something known as convergent evolution.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Ichthyosaurus sp.
LOCATION
Lavernock Point, Penarth, Nr. Cardiff, South Wales
FORMATION
Lower Lias, Planorbis Zone
SIZE
1.4" wide
ITEM
#86643
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