Mary Anning

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Mary Anning Born

May 21, 1799

Mary Anning Father, Richard Anning dies

1810

Joseph Anning finds Ichthyosaurus head

1811

Mary later finds the rest of the body, and is credited with being the first to discover the fossil creature.

Mary finds more Ichthyosaurus skeleton and smaller fossils

1812 - 1821

Mary finds two greatly pressured Ichthyosaurus fossils

1821

These fossils are of different species shown by their size. One is five feet long, and the other is twenty feet long.

Mary find Plesiosaurus

1823

She is credited with discovery of specimens purchased for French National Museum

1825

She is given full credit by Cuvier and Prevost for these discoveries

Mary find a Pterosaurus, first time found anywhere other than Germany

1828

This is a flying reptile

Mary discovered the Squaloraja. Finds better preserved Plesiosaurus.

1829

This is an animal that links sting rays and sharks.

Discoveres a different species of Plesiosaurus with larger head.

1830

She assist Louis Agassiz in his study of fossils

1834

Mary's Mother also called Mary dies

1842

Mary dies at the age of 47

03/9/1847

Stain glass window in church revealed in her honor.

1850