A new species of reptile was found. It is about 16 feet long. It is a fish like lizard and it lived 160 million years ago. They were discovered in
present day Germany. It's name is Ichthyosaur and it is a cross between a crocodile and dolphin. It has flippers but also a long tail.
OSLO, Norway (Reuters) -- Scientists have found a five-metre (16ft) fossil of a new species of fish-like lizard that swam the seas 160 million years
ago when dinosaurs ruled on land.
The ichthyosaur -- a giant reptile with fins and big teeth -- was found with another 10 or so skeletons of creatures in a Jurassic graveyard on a
Norwegian Arctic island about 1,600 km (1,000 miles) from the North Pole.
"We believe it's a new species of ichthyosaur," Joern Hurum, assistant professor at Oslo's Geological Museum, told Reuters on Thursday. The
creature looked a bit like a cross between a crocodile and a dolphin.
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About 10 skeletons were found! Who knows what other fossils there are in the Artic!The primary food of this creature is squid.
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