Image: Skeleton of a small pliosaur: 'Eric'

Skeleton of a small pliosaur: 'Eric'

The opalised skeleton of a small pliosaur (an extinct marine reptile) discovered in the Cretaceous rocks of Coober Pedy, South Australia in 1987. Saved for the Australian Museum by a national fund-raising appeal in 1993 by ABC's "Quantum" and a generous donation from Akubra, Eric is now on display in the Dinosaurs exhibition at the Australian Museum.

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