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Re: oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossil
_Nichollsia_ is preoccupied by a genus of isopod.
On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Janet m vandenburgh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Lest we forget the fossil in fossil fuel, scientists have announced a new
> discovery: The oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossil, dragged out of
> the Alberta oil sands.
> Dug up 14 years ago, the Cretaceous Period fossil was only just formally
> described in the German journal Palaeontographica Abteilung A.
> Name: Nichollsia borealis, named for renowned paleontologist Elizabeth
> (Betsy) Nicholls, who is credited with transforming the understanding of
> prehistoric ocean life by describing the largest-ever marine reptile, a
> 75-foot-long ichthyosaur, discovered in northern British Columbia in 1999.
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