Marine reptile

Description
Jurassic •sea dragonsê were once thought to be fish or lizards. They are now recognised as air-breathing marine reptiles. Unlike most reptiles, ichthyosaurs did not lay eggs but gave birth to live young. They ate other sea creatures including ammonites. This ichthyosaur is 193_200 million years old and was found at Lyme Regis.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 8373
Collection Class
Fossils
Common Name
marine reptile
Simple Name
fossil
Full Name
ichthyosaur
Period Classification
Jurassic (201-145 million BP)
Production Date
200-193 million BP (about)
Material
animal remains, rock
Collector / Excavator
David Williams
Collection Town
Lyme Regis
Collection County
Dorset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
Chordata
Family
Ichthyosauridae
Genus
Ichthyosaurus
Species
communis

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