The fossil of an ichthyosaur. Image: Anglian Water
The fossil of an ichthyosaur. Image: Anglian Water

Sea dragon is one of Britain’s greatest palaeontological discoveries

The fossil of an ichthyosaur from around 180 million years ago has been discovered in Rutland, England. Measuring around ten metres, the fossil is the largest and most complete ichthyosaur ever found in the UK, the Heritage Daily reports.

Dr Mark Evans of the British Antartic Survey said: “It was only after our exploratory dig that we realised that it was practically complete to the tip of the tail. It’s a highly significant discovery both nationally and internationally but also of huge importance to the people of Rutland and the surrounding area.”

Read the full article on the Heritage Daily website.

Have a look at the fossil in the Global News video below. And watch the National Geographic video below to learn more about the ichthyosaur.

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