6.9" String of Ichthyosaurus Vertebrae - Whitby, England

 
 
This is a beautiful and sturdy string of six Ichthyosaur (Ichthyosaurus sp.) vertebrae that have been prepped free from the rock they were found in. Some of the rock that contains vertebral processes has been left attached to the string. It was collected from the Upper Lias - Bifrons Zone at North Yorkshire in England.

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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
Ichthyosaurus sp.
LOCATION
Kettleness, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
FORMATION
Upper Lias - Bifrons Zone
SIZE
6.9" long string
ITEM
#130199
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