Jala News: Scientists discover 24 meter long, ancient giant fish lizard in Britain

Fossilized remains of a new species of giant ichthyosaur, estimated to grow to over 80 feet (25 meters) long, have been discovered on a beach in Somerset, Britain. The jawbone, belonging to the newly named Ichthyotitan severnensis, was found by father and daughter duo Justin and Ruby Reynolds, who then contacted ichthyosaur expert Dr. Dean Lomax.

Dr. Lomax, together with fossil collector Paul de la Salle, confirmed the significance of the find and tried to uncover more pieces of the jawbone. Further research by Marcello Perillo revealed that the animal was still growing at the time of death, providing insight into its bone development strategies.

The discoveries will soon be put on display at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, showcasing the incredible findings from almost eight years of research. The findings shed light on the existence of giant ichthyosaurs in Britain’s oceans during the Triassic, raising hopes of finding complete skulls or skeletons in the future.

This groundbreaking discovery highlights the importance of continued research and collaboration in unraveling the mysteries of prehistoric marine life. Stay tuned for more updates as scientists continue to explore the fascinating world of ancient creatures that once roamed our oceans. Stay tuned to Jala News for the latest updates on this incredible discovery.