Getting into the head of an ichthyosaur

A nearly meter-long skull of a giant fossil marine ichthyosaur found in a farmer's field more than 60 years ago has been studied for the first time. Using cutting-edge computerized tomography (CT) scanning technology, the research reveals new information including details of the rarely preserved braincase. The almost 200-million-year-old fossil, which was found in 1955 at Fell Mill Farm in Warwickshire, had never formally been studied prior to this research.

Getting into the head of an ichthyosaur

For the first time, the ancient skull of a giant marine animal has been modelled in three dimensions. Nick Carne reports.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Medical scanner helps to unlock the mysteries of a giant prehistoric marine reptile

A nearly metre-long skull of a giant fossil marine ichthyosaur found in a farmer's field more than 60 years ago has been studied for the first time.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Phys.org

Medical scanner helps to unlock the mysteries of a giant prehistoric marine reptile, Tue 8 Jan 19 from ScienceDaily

Medical scanner helps to unlock the mysteries of a giant prehistoric marine reptile, Tue 8 Jan 19 from Eurekalert

Incredible 'sea monster' skull revealed in 3D

Face-to-face with the marine reptile that swam the ancient seas 200 million years ago.

Mon 7 Jan 19 from BBC News

Ancient Sea Monster's Head Holds Big Teeth and Fake Bones

A new analysis of a nearly 200-million-year-old sea-monster skull has surprised scientists, but not merely because the skull was enormous or because it was exquisitely preserved and not squashed, ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Livescience

Skull of a 200-million-year-old ichthyosaur is recreated in 3D using cutting edge medical CT-scans

The well-preserved braincase is nearly a metre long and was first found in 1955 in Warwickshire. This fossil contains some bones that have rarely been seen or studied.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

Medical Scanner Helps to Unlock the Mysteries of Giant Prehistoric Marine Reptile

NewsUsing cutting-edge computerized tomography (CT) scanning technology, the research reveals new information including details of the rarely preserved braincase. Contributed Author: University ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Laboratory Equipment

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