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Worlds first herbivorous marine reptile on Earth

Worlds first herbivorous marine reptile on Earth, A crocodile-sized sea reptile, that lived 242 million years ago in what today is southern China, represents the world’s oldest species of herbivorous marine reptile, new research has found. Scientists discovered a “bizarre” fossil of the animal in 2014. Its head was poorly preserved, but it seemed to have a flamingo-like beak. The latest research has found that the “beak” was actually part of a hammerhead-shaped jaw apparatus, which it used to feed on [...]

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