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Spec­ta­cu­lar finds of dino­saur ske­le­ton remains in the Isfjord area

Parts of dino­saur bones from Isfjord have been known sin­ce the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry, but things real­ly star­ted to hap­pen when Nor­we­gi­an pala­en­to­lo­gists found remains of no less than 28 indi­vi­du­al mari­ne rep­ti­les near Dia­ba­sod­den (Tem­pel­fjord in Isfjord), dating to the Juras­sic (about 150 mil­li­on years old). Most of them are Icht­h­y­o­saurs that loo­ked more or less simi­lar to dol­phins, others are Ple­sioraurs, lar­ger pre­da­ti­ve rep­ti­les. One Plio­saur (sub­group of Ple­sio­saurs) must have been 15 metres long and is thus the lar­gest of its kind that has been found so far, as has recent­ly been announ­ced.

Ske­le­ton of the “mons­ter”, as the 15 m lar­ge Plio­saur is inof­fi­cial­ly cal­led. Only the red parts have been found.

Plio­saur having bre­ak­fast, as “seen” by an artist.

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Field work at Knor­ringfjel­let.

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<p>© All photos: Naturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo.</p>
<p>For more information, see: <a href=Natu­ral Histo­ry Muse­um, Uni­ver­si­tät Oslo

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