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Old September 18th, 2017 #95
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New giant marine reptile species from the Early Jurassic found

"Arminisaurus is significant because it dates from a timeframe early in the Jurassic, during which we have very few identifiable plesiosaur fossils," said researcher Benjamin Kear.

A team of German and Swedish scientists have identified a new long-necked marine reptile species of the early Jurassic.

The 190 million-year-old bones were first discovered in the early 1990s, but only recently identified. The species was an relative of pliosaurids, a group of super predator plesiosaurs that dominated the oceans during the Jurassic period.