Archaeology: A well-preserved ichthyosaur species discovered in Dorset

Photo: Photo of the sea dragon (Thalassodraco etches) fossil (MJML K1885)
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Credit Image: The Etches Collection, Dorset, UK

Thalassodraco etchesi discovered in Dorset: a well-preserved ichthyosaur species who likely swam in Upper Jurassic seas around 150 million years ago.


Article Title: “A new ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaur from the Upper Jurassic (Early Tithonian) Kimmeridge Clay of Dorset, UK, with implications for Late Jurassic ichthyosaur diversity”

Funding: The author(s) received no specific funding for this work.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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