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Ichthyosaur bones (ribs and vertebrae)
In the Fossil House, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nevada, USA. They've built a shelter over a world-class display of ichthyosaur fossils. Ichthyosaurs were (more or less) the reptile equivalent of dolphins (porpoises); they looked like fish and were marine but were air-breathing. The ichthyosaur here is Shonisaurus popularis of late Triassic age. It's named from the Shoshone Mtns where the fossils occur.