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Boom and bust for ancient sea dragons

February 14, 2020 - General

A new study by scientists from the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, shows a well-known group of extinct marine reptiles had an early burst in their diversity and evolution—but that a failure to adapt in the long-run may have led to their extinction.

This very complete specimen of the ichthyosaur Suevoleviathan is from the Early Jurassic of Germany. Many excellently
 preserved ichthyosaur fossils are known from…

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