New species of ichthyosaur found on Dorset's Jurassic Coast
(c) BBC.'20A fossil of a sea reptile dating back 150 million years has been unearthed on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
The ichthyosaurus was discovered by amateur collector, Dr Steve Etches, buried head-first in limestone on the shore near Kimmeridge Bay.
After noticing its abundance of teeth he gave it to palaeontologists at the University of Portsmouth who identified it as a new genus and species.
The specimen has been named Thalassodraco etchesi after Dr Etches.