Photo: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller
Miners in the canadian province of Alberta during the search for the gemstone ammolite discovered the fossilized remains of ancient sea predator. It is reported by LiveScience.
It turned out that the skeleton belongs to a marine predator to mosasaurus. According to paleontologists, it belongs to the genus Tylosaurus lived about 70 million years ago when Alberta was under water West of the inner sea. The miners usually dig one or two fossilized remains of marine reptiles, but not every day find is a skeleton.
It is not yet clear whether the new skeleton is on display or will work with it scientists.
Mosasaurs were large creatures, they reached seven meters in length. Fed on Ammonites, fish and even other canines. Scientists believe that mosasaurs disappeared in the mass extinction at the same time as the dinosaurs and pterosaurs.
In April, the US has discovered a large accumulation of remains of animals killed after the fall of the asteroid. Among the fossils found part fish, Ammonites, mammals, aquatic dinosaurs, land of the Triceratops and other creatures.
Last spring an international team of paleontologists have discovered the jawbone of ancient marine reptiles, whose age reaches 205 million years. A fragment of the skeleton belongs to the giant ichthyosaur with a length of 26 meters, which is comparable with the average size of a blue whale.
Video, photo All from Russia.