A giant skull of a sea monster pliosaurus, which lived 150 million years ago, is found in England

By TravelWiseDec 12, 2023 15:13 PMNews
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A giant skull of a sea monster pliosaurus, which lived 150 million years ago, is found in England
Scientists find a pliosaur skull. Source: BBC

The skull of a giant sea monster has been found off the coast of Dorset, England. The discovery, which belonged to a marine reptile known as a pliosaurus, is almost seven feet long.

The ancient creature, which lived 150 million years ago, will be the subject of a new BBC documentary by David Attenborough. A team of scientists is expected to continue excavations and restoration.

This is not the first time significant fossils have been found here, so many geological discoveries have been made in this region.

When the find was recovered, several months of restoration work began to restore the skull crowns from the remains of the pliosaur's tooth.

Scientists say that this discovery has become one of the most important in the region, as there are impressive legends about the pliosaur.

Scientists believe that it was a "perfect killing machine" that moved through the ocean at breakneck speed and could kill something like a dolphin with a single bite.

The found skull had about 130 long and razor-sharp teeth, which helped the pliosaur hunt quickly and efficiently. Its prey were not small fish, but dolphin-like creatures and other pliosaurs.

The ancient species had four flipper-like limbs and a jaw twice as powerful as a modern crocodile.

"This is a large carnivorous reptile - one of the largest that has ever lived in the sea. It's even bigger than a T-Rex, it's bigger and fiercer," the experts said.

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