January 10, 2019

Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis during a CT-scan (Photo courtesy University of Manchester. All rights reserved)

An article published in the journal “PeerJ” describes the examination of the specimen of a marine reptile that lived during the Jurassic period, about 200 million years ago. A team of researchers submitted it to an advanced CT-scan that allowed to examine it in depth and to conclude that it belongs to the species Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis while originally it was identified as a specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis.