The unearthing of the ichthyosaur

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The unearthing of the ichthyosaur

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The unearthing of the ichthyosaur

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They hope that unearthing more Jurassic-era spines in this region could provide further insights into the evolution of marine reptiles on this part of the planet. Unearthing History: Mary Anning's Hunt for Prehistoric Ocean Giants Although in reality an ichthyosaur and plesiosaur would have likely never battled, this widely shared lithograph by artist, geologist and paleontologist Henry De la Beche even inspired author Jules Verne to pen a similar scene in his book, Journey to the Center of the Earth.

They hope that unearthing more Jurassic vertebrates in this region could provide further insights into the evolution of marine reptiles in this part of the globe. Fate took a dramatic turn sometime between and when, after several months of patient digging, Anning and her brother Joseph discovered the first specimen of an ichthyosaur.

She was only 10 to 12 years old. By the mids, Anning had established herself as a reputable anatomist and took charge of the family fossil business.

The unearthing of the ichthyosaur