To retrieve the skull, a team of scientists had to dig while hanging on ropes.
In the English county of Dorset, researchers obtained from the rocks of the so-called Jurassic Coast a giant skull of a sea “monster” – a pliosaur. This species lived in the ocean about 150 million years ago, writes the BBC.
“This is the skull of one of the largest predators ever seen in the world. It was “walled” about 15 meters from the crumbling rock and 11 meters from the ground – it was very difficult to remove the two meter fossil,” the report said.
The remains were found with the tip of the snout of a predator lying on the pebbles on the shore.
“Over millions of years, the continents moved, the seas retreated, and now, as these rocks decompose, fossilized skeletons come to the surface,” the scientists added.
We remind you that earlier in China, tombs were found with artifacts aged about 4.5 thousand years.
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