To back his claim he talked about another example: an ichthyosaur
fossil that was earlier on display at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Museum of Natural History.
, the predecessors of today's reptiles, do not belong to the category of dinosaurs.
Lomax, the lead author and one of the world's leading ichthyosaur
experts, explained: "The first time I saw this specimen I was puzzled by its excellent preservation.
Dean, the lead author and one of the world's leading ichthyosaur
experts, explains: "The first time I saw this specimen I was puzzled by its excellent preservation.
ruled the oceans during the age of the dinosaurs, but died out 90 million years ago.
fossils have been unearthed in the past but discovering embryo remains inside the creature is something extremely rare.
With the fossil of an ichthyosaur
in David Attenborough and the Sea Dragon
Artist's rendering of an ichthyosaur
Credit: AFP Photo / University Of Edinburgh/ Todd Marshall
The head of an ichthyosaur
was displayed on Day Four, and a mammoth's tusk on Day Six.
| A University of Edinburgh-issued artist's impression |of the newly discovered Ichthyosaur
AMATEUR fossil hunter Jonathan Bow has unearthed a seven-foot skeleton of a ichthyosaur
carniverous marine reptile on Penarth beach.