Reblog via Adam S. Smith

Oh my, what big eyes you have!

The orbital openings of the plesiosaur Ophthalmothule make up a massive 29% of its skull length. The orbits are the big grey ovals in this illustration. What a googly-eyed creature it must've been in life.

The full paper describing Ophthalmothule by Roberts et al. (2020) is open access on

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