An ichthyosaur died following feeding on a creature approximately as extended as itself

For its previous food, an ancient maritime reptile referred to as an ichthyosaur might have bitten off far more than it could chew.

The dolphinlike creature was almost 5 meters very long, about the length of a canoe. And its stomach contained the continues to be of a lizardlike reptile termed a thalattosaur that was almost as very long: 4 meters. This is the longest known prey of a marine reptile from the dinosaur age, and may perhaps be the oldest direct proof of a marine reptile consuming an animal greater than a human, scientists report August 20 in iScience

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