Jaw bone on British beach belonged to huge ancient reptile

4/9/2018
Dinosaurs are famous for their size, but the largest known animal to have ever existed is still with us today: the blue whale. Now ancient marine reptiles may be closing the gap, as a new study reports the discovery of a huge fossilized jawbone belonging to an unknown species of ichthyosaur that may ...
“The entire carcass was probably very similar to a whale fall in which a dead whale drops to the bottom of the sea floor, where an entire ecosystem of animals feeds on the carcass for a very long time. After that, bones become separated, and we suspect that's what happened to our isolated bone.”.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jawbone fossil found on a rocky English beach belongs to one of the biggest marine animals on record, a type of seagoing reptile called an ichthyosaur that scientists estimated at up to 85 feet (26 meters) long - approaching the size of a blue whale. Scientists said on Monday ...
A 205-million-year-old jaw bone belonging to an ancient porpoise-like reptile known as an ichthyosaur was likely one of the largest ever known on Earth, researchers in Britain said Monday. The bone fragments of the long-extinct fish predator were spotted on the beach at Lilstock, Somerset in May 2016, ...
A 205 million year-old bone discovered in the UK belonged to a sea reptile approaching the size of a blue whale, according to experts. The jaw bone, found on the beach at Lilstock in Somerset, has been identified as that of a giant ichthyosaur.
A 205 million year-old bone discovered in the UK belonged to a sea reptile approaching the size of a blue whale, according to experts. The jaw bone, found on the beach at Lilstock in Somerset, has been identified as that of a giant ichthyosaur. After recognising a groove and bone structure, I thought it ...
Experts: UK bone belongs to prehistoric aquatic reptile the size of a blue whale. The jaw bone has been identified as that of a giant ichthyosaur up to 26m long. 09 April, 2018 18:00 ...

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