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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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