Sometimes Plesiosaur bones are mistaken for the bones of dolphin-like Icthyosaurs.


But Plesiosaurs were more like reptiles. They grew up to a few metres long and had four paddles for swimming.

fossilised plesiosaur bones

Top: Plesiosaur paddle bone from Binton. Below: part of a Plesiosaur spine from Harbury.

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