Missing Link in Ichthyosaurs Found

November 6, 2014 11:09 PM

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Missing Link in Ichthyosaurs Found

A fossil discovered in 2011 in China may prove to be the missing link in evolution of Ichthyosaurs, researchers believe.

Cartorhynchus Lenticarpus which was discovered is an amphibious creature whose descendants were the large marine reptiles Ichthyosaurs. The Lenticarpus fossil is said to be around 248 million years old while Ichthyosaurs are known to have existed from 250 million years ago up to 90 million years, Hu...

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