08 août 2015

An exceptionally well-preserved Plesiosaur skull. Middle Jurassic period

An exceptionally well-preserved Plesiosaur skull. Middle Jurassic period (circa 165 million years ago). 117cm long. Lower Oxford Clay, the near complete skull and neck of a Cryptoclidus eurymerus supported on custom stand. Estimate: £60,000-90,000 ($93,000 - $139,500). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Literature: Brown, D. S. and Cruickshank, A. R. I. 1994. The skull of the Callovian plesiosaur Cryptoclidus eurymerus and the sauropterygian cheek. Palaeontology, 37, (4), 941-953. ... [Lire la suite]