Russian Scientists Discover New ‘Water Dinosaur’ Remains in Ural Mountains

Baby_plesiosaur_by_NetRaptorThe remains of a previously unknown marine reptile species have been discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Scientists say the reptiles supposedly resemble the Plesiosaurs and might have lived more than 65 million years ago.

“Rather intact fragments of skeletons of earlier unseen plesiosauruses of the Polycotylus type, which lived in the late Cretaceous, have been found in a unique deposit in Russia’s Orenburg region,” Russian newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta quotes Vladimir Yefimov, the chariman of the local department of the Russian Paleontology Society as saying. Read Full Article


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