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Prehistoric marine reptile found in Canada

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July 5

Edmonton, Can. - Staff at a southern Alberta mine have uncovered what could be the biggest prehistoric marine reptile ever found in the province.

After being alerted by staff from Korite International, a team from the Royal Tyrrell Museum have begun recovering a collection of elasmosaur bones at the ammolite mine.

The elasmosaur often reached 12 metres in length, more than half of that made up of the neck alone.

The marine creature lived about 72 million years ago, when much of Alberta was covered by sea.

Scientists at the Royal Tyrrell say it's very possible the elasmosaur's head may still be intact, which would allow them to compare it to specimens from around the world.

They say it will take about two years for the elasmosaur to be ready for public viewing.

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TY - excellent find!

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TY - excellent find!

indeed. nice one :)

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