Sunday, March 4, 2012
Prehistoric reptile remains found near Lethbridge Alberta
Museum technicians are uncovering mosasaur fossils near the city of Lethbridge Alberta. The reptile was almost four meters long, had flippers, and sharp teeth in a large head.
The fossils were found near a mine site by Korite International workers. They are nearly 74 million years old. Paleontologist Donald Henderson said the bones being unearthed represented an almost perfect specimen.
Henderson said:"The detail in the bone is absolutely amazing,""The only thing that works against us was what happened in the past.This thing has clearly been scavenged by a shark. We already found some teeth and the body's been pulled apart quite a bit." This is the second mosasaur found at the same mine site. For more see the full article.