Tuesday, July 25, 2006

 

Plesiosaur named after electrician

A 70 million-year-old plesiosaur may be named after the electrician who discovered it, experts said.

Nigel Armstrong from Doncaster found the marine reptile fossil's skeleton on land south of Filey in 2002.

The 4m-long 'sea dragon' is the first of its age to be found and provides a missing link in its evolution, a Rotunda Geology Group spokeswoman said.

The new species may be named after Mr Armstrong but scientists had yet to make that decision, she added...

Academics from across the world are expected to study the remains of the creature when they go on show at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Hull on 26 July.

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