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2010-01-19 11:56:19

The sediments of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation were deposited during the Late Jurassic between around 160 and 145 million years ago, the age of the reptiles.

2008-07-16 00:00:19

By EXCLUSIVE Philip Bowern Pressure from the Devon Wildlife Trust, which succeeded in banning scallopers and other bottom trawlers from an area of Lyme Bay, could force the displaced fishermen to move into even more sensitive marine areas off Devon and Dorset.

2007-08-15 18:15:00

By ASHLEY WRAY A 200-MILLION-YEAR-OLD fish discovered by two amateur archaeologists may be one of the most significant fossil finds in recent decades, researchers said yesterday.

2006-08-03 07:16:10

By Ben Hirschler LYME REGIS (Reuters) - The quaint seaside town of Lyme Regis with its narrow, winding streets seems a million miles from the melting polar ice caps or the flooded coral atolls of the Pacific.


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Scelidosaurus
2012-01-11 13:02:58

Scelidosaurus, meaning “limb lizard,” is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Hettangian and Sinemurian stages of the Early Jurassic Period (208 to 194 million years ago). Its fossils have been discovered in both England and the United States -- in Arizona. Scelidosaurus has been called the earliest complete dinosaur known. The type specimen was discovered by James Harrison of Charmouth, England, while scouring the cliffs of Black Ven (between Charmouth and Lyme Regis) for raw...

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mitraille
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