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The Fauna of the Jurassic Sea

With the exception of a few islands, present-day Europe was submerged under an inland sea during the Jurassic, 180 million years ago. The habitat of the animals whose fossils we can today find in the quarries of Holzmaden and Ohmden was a large bay occupying roughly the area taken up by today’s southern Germany.

Learn more about ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, phytosaurs, pterosaurs, fish, sea lilies, ammonites and belemnites. Or view a plesiosaur from all angles in a 3D film. You can find the Mesozoic land animals, the dinosaurs, in the Dino Park.