As this site develops, I will be sure to add new headers and many interesting pictures to enliven the pages. This will be the page where I will list the images, describe what they are and give credit where necessary.
Brachypterygius (“Grendelius”) mordax
The first image I put up, included within the apologies post, is the nearly completespecimen of Brachypterygius mordax housed in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (specimen Ce 16696). This image is a composite of four photographs that I took looking through the glass in the museum, hence the wonderfully jaunty angle.
The second image, from my introduction to ichthyosaurs post of Stenopterygius taken from the Hunterian Museum (http://www.hmag.gla.ac.uk/Neil/reprods/), with the permission of Neil clark. This specimen in exquisitely preserved and shows the skin outline.
International Stratigraphic Chart
I have also included a section of the International Stratigraphic Chart created by Gabi Ogg and taken from the ICS website at http://stratigraphy.org/column.php?id=Chart/Time%20Scale. This September 2010 version is copyright © 2010 International Commission on Stratigraphy.
Charmouth from Lyme Regis
This image was taken by myself during a conference in Lyme Regis, from the terrace of the house I was staying in. Yes! it really was right on the beach! I must thank Mark Witton for organising the house and making the initial payment to allow us to stay. And for putting up with myself during that week (although I wasn’t as bad as Nathan).
Weymouth Bay Pliosaur
While not strictly and ichthyosaur, this is a phenomenal specimen of a (fairly closely — probably) related group. The skull alone is over two metres long and has been superbly prepared and presented on a wonderful mount. This can be seen in Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.