Fossil Remains of an Ichthyosaurus Platodon

Fossil Remains of an Ichthyosaurus Platodon

200 BC England

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The Rare Fossil Remains of an Ichthyosaurus Platodon
Found at Lyme Regis, Dorset, in blue lias in the 19th Century
Early Jurassic – approx: 200 million years old

Size: 33cm long – 13 ins long (max)
Provenance: Ex Butler Museum, Harrow School (dismantled and sold in the 1970’s)
Ex Private English collection

Mary Anning and her spaniel dog are famously credited with finding the first skeleton of an Ichthyosaur on the under-cliff at Lyme Regis on the south-west coast of England. This skeleton was purchased by Sir Everard Home for £23 in 1821, but as word of this amazing prehistoric creature spread prices soared and four years later another specimen was auctioned off for £150, with an Ichthyosaur femur fetching £10.
Height 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
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