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The remains of an ichthyosaur found on the Russky island

The remains of an ichthyosaur found on the Russky island
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The remains of an ichthyosaur were found on the Russian island in Vladivostok. As a result of typhoon "Maysak" a stone slab split, on which prints of ribs and fragments of bones were found.

As the RIA News", the discovery was made by the participants of the educational project “Science in Travel. Primorye "in the rock on the shore of the Russky Island. They turned to scientists, and they confirmed that it was ichthyosaurus.

Yuri Bolotsky, head of the paleontology laboratory at the Institute of Geology and Nature Management, FEB RAS, arrived from Blagoveshchensk to Vladivostok to conduct research on the remains. He hopes the rock may contain the skull of an ichthyosaur. Part of the slab with traces of the find has already been removed, the material was delivered for research to the Primorsky Oceanarium.

According to the scientist, this is the second such find on Russky Island. The first ichthyosaur found on the island in 2014 was not an active predator; it had a kind of oppressive dental system.

 

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