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Icthyosaur jaw and teeth

Material: rock

Period: Cretaceous

Accession number: F2782

Part of a jawbone and teeth of an ichthyosaur. These huge sea reptiles lived over 100 million years ago when warm seas covered Kent. They hunted fish which they caught in their cone-shaped teeth. The largest could grow up to 16 metres. This fossil was discovered on the beach at The Warren in Folkestone.

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