MAIL ONLINE: Meet Fiona! 'Exceptional' 139 million-year-old fossil of a 13ft-long PREGNANT ichthyosaur with several babies in her belly is unearthed in Chile

  • Dean Lomax

Press/Media: Research

Period10 May 2022

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  • TitleMeet Fiona! 'Exceptional' 139 million-year-old fossil of a 13ft-long PREGNANT ichthyosaur with several babies in her belly is unearthed in Chile
    Media name/outletMail Online
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/05/22
    DescriptionThe fossilised remains of a 13ft-long pregnant ichthyosaur have been uncovered in Chile – marking the first time a complete ichthyosaur has been found in the country.

    The remains of the creature, named Fiona, were unearthed by researchers from the University of Manchester from a melting glacier deep in Patagonia.

    Fiona was pregnant at the time of her death 139 million years ago, with several embryos still in her belly.
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10801185/Meet-Fiona-13ft-long-PREGNANT-ichthyosaur-babies-belly-unearthed-Chile.html
    PersonsDean Lomax

Keywords

  • ichthyosaur
  • palaeontology