From a worn pebble comes this juvenile ichthyosaur skull. The skull has been acid prepared from its limestone surround. The specimen has got a complete lower jaw, however, it does seem that this poor baby ichthyosaur lost the top of its skull either in predation or in fossilisation. There are two eye sockets preserved and part of the sclerotic ring, only half of the eyes have been preserved. Also within the pebble are numerous small vertebrae and other interesting bones. An extremely rare specimen from this world famous location. Approximately 200 million years old.
Collected in the late 1980's, this specimen was found in a beach pebble. The pebble has then been acid etched to reveal the partial fish inside. The specimen consists of a flank of black shiny scales and its head which is totally turned round on itself ie looking back over the body. A very interesting and very sought after Liassic fish specimen from this classic location.
We at Fossils Direct, like to bring our customers new and old, unusual and rare pieces from our wonderful and diverse Geological Britain. Here we have an unusual Iguanadon tooth. What is unusual about this, is that at some time in the animal's life, it accidentally swallowed this tooth and it's stomach juices have slightly acid etched it, to give it this lovely patina. These are often referred to as "Spat" teeth. The tooth itself also has a natural wear where the animal has been "chomping" its was through the Cretaceous vegetation. An unusual but very fine specimen, one for the serious collector!