6" Cluster of Ichthyosaurus Vertebrae & Ribs - Whitby, England

 
 
 
This is a gorgeous cluster of Ichthyosaur (Ichthyosaurus sp.) vertebrae, processes, rib bones and various other bones that have been partially prepped free from the rock they were found in. Much of the rock has been left behind for presentation purposes. It was collected from the Upper Lias - Falciferum Zone of North Yorkshire in England.

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.
FOR SALE
$575
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ichthyosaurus sp.
LOCATION
Sandsend, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
FORMATION
Upper Lias - Falciferum Zone
SIZE
6 x 4.6" rock, largest vertebra 1.9" wide
ITEM
#130200
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