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Dapedium
2015-01-15 12:02:54

A distinctive 200-million-year-old fish used a combination of jutting front teeth and pebble-shaped rear teeth to feed on bivalves and other hard-shelled creatures it could find from the sea floor, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

isle of skye
2015-01-12 09:14:18

Not exactly Nessie, but just as cool: A new swimming reptile has been identified in Scotland.

Eohupehsuchus brevicollis
2014-12-19 15:48:13

Scientists are calling it Eohupehsuchus brevicollis.

ichthyosaur 1
2014-11-06 06:09:30

Researchers have located fossil evidence of an amphibious ichthyosaur, a discovery that for the first time links the dolphin-like ichthyosaur to its terrestrial ancestors and is reported in the November 5 advance online edition of the journal Nature.

Ichthyosaur Birth Preserved In Fossil
2014-02-13 11:23:09

Ichthyosaur fossil may show the earliest live birth from an ancient Mesozoic marine reptile

sea monster pigment
2014-01-09 04:50:18

Newly discovered fossilized skin pigments from a trio of multi-million-year-old marine reptiles reveal that these real-life sea monsters were at least partially dark colored when they were alive, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Nature.

Ichthyosaur Fossil Indicates Dolphin-Like Dinos Survived Into Jurassic
2013-05-15 14:43:09

A fossil previously used as a stepping stone for mules has deepened the mystery surrounding the evolution of ichthyosaurs, dolphin-like marine reptiles that were contemporaries of the dinosaurs.

Giant Marine Predator Fossil Unearthed In The Nevada Desert
2013-01-08 08:15:49

Thalattoarchon saurophagis – lizard eating sovereign of the sea – lived approximately 244 million years ago. The fossil is an early representative of the ichthyosaurs, which were a group of marine reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs.

Freshwater Mosasaur Fossils Found In Hungary
2012-12-20 11:36:53

Hungarian paleontologists have discovered evidence of a new freshwater-dwelling species of mosasaur, an ancient lizard that thrived during the Late Cretaceous period, about 84 million years ago.

Dinosaurs Got The Bends From Prolonged Diving
2012-08-20 10:59:45

Dinosaur-like creatures may have injured themselves during leisurely deep-sea diving trips and not from ascending too quickly as previously thought


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