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Plesiosaur fossil found on Britain’s Jurassic Coast

The remains of a 12ft long plesiosaur have been found by a fossil hunter in Britain. The creature lived in the English Channel 200 million years ago.

Detailed examination of the bones revealed teeth marks from where a predatory dinosaur would have feasted on the carcass of the “lake monster”.

Richard Edmonds, science manager for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, said: “They are rare. There are only 10 known examples of complete or even partial skeletons of this species.

“I have been doing this for 30-odd years and I have only ever found the odd bone.”

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