A plethora of ichthyosaurs

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If you’ve followed dinosaurpalaeo like I have, you’ll have seen Heinrich Mallison’s continuing series on the palaeontology of SW Germany. The latest instalment, published last week, features the ichthyosaurs of the Posidonienschiefer, as held in the Hauff Museum, Holzmaden, Germany. These are some of the best preserved ichthyosaurs in the world, and Heinrich’s photos are excellent. It’s well worth a look.

Stenopterygius quadriscissus
Stenopterygius quadriscissus from the Posidonienschiefer of Southwest Germany. This is a young individual, but exquisitely preserved: all elements in articulation and a preservation of the body outline. Photograph by Heinrich Mallison.

Also, for those who remember, I promised a review of last year in my life and ichthyosaurology. This is in the works, but there was a lot of news and research to look at. All that I can say is: watch this space!

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