Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany Prehistoric Online
Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany Prehistoric Online
Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany Prehistoric Online
Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany Prehistoric Online
Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany Prehistoric Online
Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany Prehistoric Online

Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany

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SKU: or-icthyosaur-5200

Species: Ichthyosaur
Dimensions: 8 inch diameter
Age: Early Jurassic Period

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Ichthyosaur Vertebrae fossil, Germany
This Ichthyosaur vertebrate, discovered in Holzmaden, Germany, measures 8 inches in diameter. It exhibits a chocolate brown coloration and is impeccably preserved. The specimen provides valuable insight into the anatomy and biology of Ichthyosaurs, ancient marine reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era. Its relatively large size suggests it may have belonged to a sizable individual. Holzmaden, known for its remarkable Lagerstätte fossil deposits, has yielded numerous well-preserved specimens, including Ichthyosaurs.

The chocolate brown coloration indicates the presence of organic materials, possibly remnants of soft tissues or original pigments. The exceptional preservation allows scientists to study the morphology and internal structure of the vertebrate in detail, shedding light on its evolutionary adaptations and ecological role. Understanding Ichthyosaurs is crucial for reconstructing marine ecosystems of the past and unraveling the evolutionary history of marine reptiles. This specimen adds to the growing body of scientific knowledge surrounding these fascinating creatures and underscores the importance of paleontological research in uncovering Earth’s ancient mysteries.

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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 2 in
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