Mary Anning was a working-class woman who collected fossils in beds and cliffs along the English Channel in Dorset, southwest England. During the 19th-century she was well known the world over for her discoveries. The most important of these discoveries include the first pterosaur skeleton located outside Germany and several marine fossils that today are on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

Watch the video above to find out more about Mary Anning and her Jurassic discoveries.

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