Ichthyosaurus Excavation Dinosaur Kit

SKU: 5982

Excavate a Dr Steve Hunters Ichthyosaurus skeleton from the plaster block. Then assemble the bones to make up a 22 cm skeleton.

The Ichthyosaurus excavation kit includes a 13 piece skeleton which is set in a plaster block ready to excavate. The paleontologist’s tools (hammer and chisel) are included in the packaging.

Display on the included stand.

Ages 6+

The Ichthyosaurus was an extinct marine reptile. It was a type of prehistoric reptile that lived during the Mesozoic Era, specifically the early Jurassic period, around 200 to 180 million years ago. Ichthyosaurs were well-adapted to life in the water and resembled modern dolphins or porpoises in their body shape and swimming habits.

Ichthyosaurs had streamlined bodies, limb modifications that resembled flippers, and a dorsal fin, all of which helped them navigate and hunt in the oceans. They were carnivorous and likely preyed on various marine creatures such as fish, squid, and other small marine reptiles.