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Researcher discovers incredibly rare ‘sea monster’ fossil hiding in a private collection

Fossil hunting can be a tricky thing, especially when you're searching for examples of a new species whose existence is still in question, but paleontologist Dean Lomax caught a huge break when he stumbled upon a rare ichthyosaur fossil which had actually been discovered over two decades earlier. The fossil is from Wahlisaurus massarae, but up until Lomax stumped upon it in the hands of fossil collector Simon Carpenter nobody was sure if the creatures were actually a new species at all.
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