Origin: Holzmaden, Germany
Age: 180 million years
Matrix Dimensions: 210cm x 81cm x 4cm
This ichthyosaur is unquestionably the highlight of Set in Stone’s Spring 2013 Exhibition. It was discovered in the Posidonienschiefer Formation in Germany, a site known for fine fossil specimens from the early Jurassic. This specimen is of the highest quality with excellent preservation and exceptional detail of its skeletal structure. A fine Stenopterygius specimen like this is rarely found outside of German museums and is therefore coveted by collectors worldwide.