Apologies to those who have read this and want to hear more, I have another post in the works and plans for others in the future. Keep posted, especially towards the end of the week!

In the meantime, here is a picture of the ichthyosaur Grendelius mordax from the Kimmeridgian (~155.6–150.8 Ma) of Somerset. It is in Bristol Museum and Art Galleries (specimen Ce 16696). I think it’s so good, I’ll use it in my header!

A Kimmeridgian ichthyosaur (Grendelius mordax) from Somerset, UK. Housed in Bristol Museum (Ce 16696). This is a composite photograph so not perfectly joined.

Edit: I made a mistake in my naming of the ichthyosaur above. It is actually Brachypterygius mordax. It was renamed from Grendelius to Brachypterygius by McGowan in 1997 (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17 (2), 428–430).

Edit: changed to an updated photo, smoothed edges.

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