Three-dimensional skull of BMT 1955.G35.1, Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis.
January 8, 2019
Descriptive anatomy of the largest known specimen of Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis
Representing one of the first times that medical imaging and three-dimensional reconstruction methods have been applied to a large skull of a marine reptile, researchers describe the partial skeleton of a large ichthyosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Warwickshire, England. The unusual three-dimensional preservation of the specimen permitted computed tomography (CT) scanning of individual braincase elements as well as the entire reassembled skull.