3.6" Ichthyosaurus (Brachypterigus) Vertebrae - England

 

This is a rare vertebrae from the Ichthyosaurus, Brachypterigus cf. extremis. The bone comes from the Middle Jurassic (160 million year old) age of England. The body preserved nicely though there is weathering along the edges of the vertebrae. The processes also didn't remain intact.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Ichthyosaurs
Artists reconstruction of an Ichthyosaur.  Image Credit: Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com/)
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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Brachypterigus cf. extremis
LOCATION
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
SIZE
3.6" wide, 3.3" tall
ITEM
#92612
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.