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Lot 130

‡ A Eurhinosaurus skull

France, Lower Jurassic
1.3m long

This lot is sold with a double dagger (‡) refer to buyers guide
Condition: Largely complete; a rare specimen.
Estimate: £25,000 - £40,000
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

The Eurhinosaurs was a type of Ichthyosaur with a very long and slender upper jaw similar in many respects to todays Swordfish.  The orbit is also very large suggesting that the animal could see very well and could either have dived to great depths or hunted at night.  Found across Western Europe this specimen was found in France during construction of a high speed railway.  Such well preserved examples are extremely rare as the slender upper jaw is usually missing.

Natural History, Fossils

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