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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

[caption id="attachment_201" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Brachypterygius mordax composite photo of specimen Ce 16696 from Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.[/caption]

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.

Stenopterygius

[caption id="attachment_41" align="alignright" width="584"] Stenopterygius quadriscissus from the Posidonienschiefer of southern Germany. Image from the Hunterian Museum courtesy of Neil Clark.[/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_45" align="alignright" width="584"] A section of the International Stratigraphic Chart by Gabi Ogg. Angled to make it look even more beautiful.[/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_44" align="alignright" width="584"] A view towards Charmouth and the black Liassic cliffs eastward. Taken from the western end of Lyme Regis, standing on a terrace![/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_157" align="alignright" width="584"] The Weymouth Bay Pliosaur in dorsal (left) and right lateral (right, the image has been flipped horizontally to fit) views.[/caption]

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.