Newly described species of ichthyosaur from the Jurassic seas of southwestern Germany

In the course of a comparative study on ichthyosaur fossils from England and Baden-Württemberg, palaeontologists from Stuttgart and Montreal discovered and scientifically described the new ichthyosaur species Hauffiopteryx altera. The fossil comes from the 182-million-year-old Posidonia Shale of southwestern Germany and is Early Jurassic in age.

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