Mary Anning Unearths an Ichthyosaur Fossil

Mary Anning, English fossil hunter discovered and excavated an entire ichthyosaur fossil at Lyme Regis, England, in 1810.

Date:
      1810
Name(s):
      Mary Anning
Occupation:
      Naturalist
Location:
      Lyme Regis, England


Additional Information:

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