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  • New Species of Thalattosaur Discovered

    04/03/2013 6:34:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | April 3, 2013 | Sergio Prostak
    Chinese paleontologists led by Dr Tao He from the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History in Hangzhou have identified a new species of thalattosaur from a fossil found in the Xiaowa Formation of Guanling, China. Thalattosaurs (meaning ‘ocean lizards’) were a group of prehistoric marine reptiles that lived during the mid and late Triassic period in North America and Eurasia. They resembled large, up to 13 feet (4 m) in length, aquatic lizards, with long, flexible bodies and short limbs. Dr He’s team has described a new species of thalattosaur, named Concavispina biseridens, in the latest issue of the Journal of...