COLLECTIONS & RESEARCH

Fossil Finds on the Beach

Table of Contents

  1. An Overlooked Plesiosaur
  2. Ichthyosaur tooth
  3. A Wonderful Example of a Fossil Fish
  4. Brother and Sister Find Sea-Dragon in Cliffs
  5. Lower Jurassic Leaf
  6. Plesiosaur Vertebrae
  7. Small Ichthyosaur from Blue Lias Ledges
  8. Dapedium from Lang’s Fish Beds Found in May 2008 Landslip
  9. The Beast in the Cellar

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An Overlooked Plesiosaur

The plesiosaur (probably Plesiosaurus dolichodirus ) must have been walked over by countless fossil hunters on Lyme’s beach until one morning in February 2011, Paddy Howe spotted it on Broad Ledge. The fossil is far from complete and was found over quite a wide area in a period of three weeks. Paddy is confident that all the bones are from the same creature because plesiosaurs are so rarely found in Lyme.

Plesiosaur

As you can see, Paddy has prepared the specimen for display in the Museum.

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