Ichthyosaur - Marine Reptile

Fossil photo | Fri 9 Dec 2011  

Weathered tooth from an ichthyosaur. The teeth of ichthyosaurs were designed to capture smaller prey that could be swallowed whole. The narrow jaws of ichthyosaurs were not designed to withstand violent twisting so these reptiles would not have been able to kill and dismember large prey (unlike saltwater crocodiles).