A stunning example of an ichthyosaur jaw fossil from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Lyme Regis, Dorset UK.
The piece of jaw measures 60 mm (2.3 inches) across and contains at least seven teeth. This is part of the jaw of a large ichthyosaur (marine reptile), likely of the species Ichthyosaurus communis. These iconic fossils were first found at Lyme Regis by pioneering 19th Century fossil hunter Mary Anning and are very sought after today. The teeth in this piece are well preserved and have been prepared out of the limestone matrix to show their full detail. These fossils are hard to find in such good condition.
Around 198 million years old (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.