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Thursday, 23 December 2010

News Clipping: Colossal pliosaur fossil secrets revealed by CT scanner

The innermost secrets of a colossal "sea monster" skull are being revealed by one of the UK's most powerful CT scanners. The X-rays are helping to build up a 3D picture of this ferocious predator, called a pliosaur, which terrorized the oceans 150m years ago. The 2.4m-long (7.9ft) fossil skull was recently unearthed along the UK's Jurassic coast, and is thought to belong to one of the biggest pliosaurs ever found. The scans could establish if the giant is a species that is new to science.

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