Ribs of an ichthyosaur
ArtichthyosaurMary AnningMatte

Title: Ribs of an ichthyosaur

Creator: Engraved by James Basire after drawing by William Clift

Description: Ribs of an ichthyosaur (Temnodontosaurus platyodon) embedded in the Blue Lias showing their ‘fluted appearance’. The creature was found by the thirteen year old Mary Anning (1799-1847) in November 1812. From Home, E, “Some account of the fossil remains of an animal more nearly allied to fishes than any of the other classes of animals”, ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’, vol 104 (1814), pp571-577 

Date: 1814

Format: Engraving

Image reference: 27-04

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)

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