Lot 21

Fossilized ichthyosaur plate
Stenopterygius sp.
Toarcian, Lower Jurassic (ca. 195 MA) Posidonia clay
formation, Holzmaden, Germany
H. 84.5 cm - L. 185 cm
Ichthyosaurs are important in evolutionary biology. Their fossils help to demonstrate the adaptation of vertebrates from aquatic origins to terrestrial life. Of all known reptiles, ichthyosaurs were the most completely adapted to their environment, their ecological niche could be compared to that of the dolphin today.
Ichthyosaurus
Stenopterygius sp.
Toarcian, Lower Jurassic, (app. 195 MA)
Posidonienschiefer Formation, Holzmaden, Germany
Matrix plate: H. 32 in - W. 72 in
A very simple custom made hanging system is provided on the back of the plate
Complete with custom made hanging system

Location of the item
France - 75008 Paris