Partial skeleton of plesiosaur found, Lyme Regis

THE skeleton of a 190-million-year-old plesiosaur has been found on Lyme Regis beach.

THE skeleton of a 190-million-year-old plesiosaur has been found on Lyme Regis beach.

The partial fossil remains were found by local geologist Paddy Howe, who has been finding parts of the two-metre creature bit by bit since February this year.

The rare fossils are now on display in the geology gallery at Lyme Regis Museum, where Mr Howe works.

He said: "The very first plesiosaur was found by Mary Anning in Lyme, but his discovery is really exciting.


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"There has only been one plesiosaur to, say, 50 ichthysaurs found on the Jurassic Coast, and the fused neck bones in this one give us a reason to investigate if further.

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