Whilst looking back at some pictures taken during a recent visit to Liverpool World Museum, team members came across a photograph of a museum exhibit that featured an ichthyosaur jaw.

Ichthyosaur jaw.
A museum exhibit showing the jaw of a large ichthyosaur. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

We expect amateur fossil hunters to return to the beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth after the recent storms and bad weather in a bid to find marine reptile fossils including ichthyosaur fossil remains. Isolated ichthyosaur bones such as those from the paddles, or vertebra (nicknamed “verts” by collectors), are relatively common but skull bones, particularly anything articulated and nearly complete are exceptionally rare.

We wish all those hardy fossil hunters planning their excursions happy hunting.

For models of ichthyosaurs and other marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs and pliosaurs take a look at this section of Everything Dinosaur’s award-winning website: Models of Sea Monsters and Marine Reptiles.