Ichtyosaur fossil
Lot 2133
Large Marine Reptile Skull
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
£7,100 - 8,900
Lot Details
Large Marine Reptile Skull
Stenopterygius sp.
Early Jurassic
Holzmaden, Germany

A fascinating inhabitant of the Jurassic seas, the ichthyosaur is believed to have filled a similar ecological niche as today's dolphin. Of all known reptiles, ichthyosaurs were best adapted to a marine existence. The present offering exhibits the skull with countless teeth; cervical vertebrae are also seen. This is a large individual for its species.
Measures 23 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 11"
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