This time round, the ichthyosaurs are more exotic than most. Recent palaeontological research in Spitsbergen, Svalbard has brought up many finds of marine reptiles. A whole series of papers on Upper Jurassic strata, especially the Slottsmøya formation, has recently been published in the Norwegian Journal of Geology; and the great thing is, they’re all free to access 😀!
There are lots to see in this issue, so I’ll be back with more to say once I’ve taken it all in!
[DRUCKENMILLER, P. S., HURUM, J. H., KNUTSEN, E. M. & NAKREM, H. A.
- Two new ophthalmosaurids (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) from the Agardhfjellet Formation (Upper Jurassic: Volgian/Tithonian), Svalbard, Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 92, 311–339.](http://www.geologi.no/data/f/0/21/00/9_2401_0/NJG_2_3_2012_17_Druckenmiller_etal_Pr.pdf “Svalbard Ophthalmosaurids 2012”)