Plesiosaurus at the James Mitchel Museum, Galway, Ireland

I finally found the time to visit the James Mitchel Museum at the University of Galway, Ireland. The main plesiosaur in the museum is on display, mounted high on the wall at the far end of the museum (figured below). The fossil is from Lyme Regis and is identified as Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus. Most unstudied plesiosaurs such as this are labelled Plesiosaurus, which they are often not. However, an examination of this skeleton confirmed the label as true for a change.

Galway plesiosaurus
Plesiosaurus on display in the James Mitchel Museum, Galway, Ireland.

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