Title: Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus

Description: Image of the first articulated plesiosaur which was discovered by Mary Anning (1799-1847) on 10 December 1823. The fossil was bought by the Duke of Buckingham for around 150 guineas. It was purchased by British Museum from his estate in 1848 and can now be found at the Natural History Museum.

From: Conybeare, W D, “On the Discovery of an almost perfect Skeleton of the Plesiosaurus”, Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Series 2, vol 1 (1824), pp381-389

Date: 1824

Format: Lithograph

Image reference: 27-13

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