Awani Review

Complete News World

A young Englishman discovers the remains of the largest marine reptile in history

A young Englishman discovers the remains of the largest marine reptile in history

Paleontology – This giant reptile lived in the oceans 200 million years ago

In EnglandA father and his 11-year-old daughter discovered the remains Reptile A giant sailor who roamed the seas 200 million years ago. The creature, named Ichthyotitan Severensis, is said to be the largest specimen of the ichthyosaur family ever discovered. Sky NewsA paper published Wednesday in the journal PLoS One.

According to Huffington PostThe ichthyosaurs (or “lizard fish”) ruled Oceans During the period that ran from the Triassic to the Cretaceous. Similar to both Dolphins And Crocodiles, they were of various sizes and shapes. Some were discreet, measuring less than a meter, while others approached 25 meters.

Two identical pieces

This is discovery The extraordinary was achieved that day the beach From Blue Anchor, Somerset, England. The girl and her father found what looked like a jawbone. However, several characteristics of the bone's shape indicate that it came from an ichthyosaur. During research, they realized that a similar discovery had been made in 2018 by paleontologist Dean Lomax from the University of Bristol. So they contacted him.

“When we described the first specimen, I believed that others would be discovered”, s(…) Read more in 20 minutes

read more:
Do you know these three terrifying prehistoric sharks?
Megalodons don't look like great white sharks, study finds
Paleontology: How Asian Animals Replaced European Animals 34 Million Years Ago

See also  USA-values ​​follow Wall Street