Ichthyosaur Vertebra Cut and Polished Matching Pair
• Geological Age: Jurassic period, 157 to 152 millions years old
• Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
• Family: Ichthyosaur
• Species: Unknown
Ichthyosaur vertebra which has been cut and polished, producing two matching pairs, discovered in the Kimmeridgian beds of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Cut and polished for use in a fossil display or for educational use to see the bones structure. Ichthyosaur are an extinct genus of marine reptiles, well known by many due to their similarities to dolphins.
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Matching sides of an ichthyosaur vertebra from the Jurassic period, found in the Kemmiridgian beds of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Icthyosaurs thrived in the oceans for most of the Mesozoic, these particular samples from the Kimmeridgian are between 157 to 152 million years old and have been cut and polished from genuine material, which is rough an natural on most sides and exhibits an earthy-brown colouration. The cut and polished sides allows you to view the internal structures of the back bone, which is of great use to geologists and paleontologist, as well as serious fossil collectors, they measure 6 cm in diameter and 2 cm thick, they come supplied with information cards within specimen trays.