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Default 200 million-year-old Jurassic sea creature discovered in 1951 finally identified

200 million-year-old Jurassic sea creature discovered in 1951 finally identified


A sea creature that lived during the Jurassic period 200 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth has finally been identified after its fossil sat in a British museum for 65 years.

The fossil found in an old quarry in Nottinghamshire in 1951 and acquired by the New Walk Museum in Leicester is a new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile similar in shape to dolphins and sharks, The University of Manchester announced Tuesday.

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