3.6" Ichthyosaur (Opthalmosaurus) Vertebrae - England

 
This is a large Ichthyosaur (Opthalmosaurus icenicus) vertebrae from the Middle Jurassic aged The Oxford Clay, in England.

Ichthyosaurs

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
Opthalmosaurus icenicus
LOCATION
Orton Pit, North Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
FORMATION
The Oxford Clay
SIZE
3.6" wide
ITEM
#66427
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