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unearthed on an Arctic island is the largest marine reptile known to science
Sea reptile is biggest on record
By Paul Rincon
Science reporter, BBC News
The 150 million-year-old specimen was found on Spitspergen, in the Arctic
island chain of Svalbard in 2006.
The Jurassic-era leviathan is one of 40 sea reptiles from a fossil "treasure
trove" uncovered on the island.
Norwegian scientists have discovered a "treasure trove" of fossils belonging
to giant sea reptiles that roamed the seas at the time of the dinosaurs.
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