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Re: oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossil

_Nichollsia_ is preoccupied by a genus of isopod.

Nick Gardner

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Janet m vandenburgh <van02@cox.net> wrote:
> http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/oil-sands-fossil-4703
>  2008
>  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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