Forgotten fossil that lay in a museum for over a CENTURY is found to be a new species of 'British' ichthyosaur



The process of identifying a new species usually involves discovering some new fossils.
But isn't always the case, it seems, as a new species of extinct marine reptile has been identified from remains that have been around for over 100 years.
The new species of 'British' ichthyosaur, named Ichthyosaurus larkini, was found when researchers re-examined fossils on display in a museum in Bristol.
THE NEW SPECIES  Specimen '25300', the complete skeletal remains of the large ichthyosaurus found in Walton, Somerset, was donated to the University of Bristol around 80 years ago.
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7 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 34
Source: Daily Mail
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