Fossils of Giant Dolphin-Like Marine Reptiles Found in Swiss Alps

Fossils of Giant Dolphin-Like Marine Reptiles Found in Swiss Alps

A paleontologist excavating in the Swiss Alps in 1976.Photo: Heinz Furrer A team of paleontologists has discovered fossils of three impressive new ichthyosaurs—ancient marine reptiles—in rocks located 9,000 feet above sea level. The ichthyosaurs were found in excavations that took place between 1976 and 1990, but the remains were very fragmentary. Since then, more comparative …

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