Scientists have released an illustration of a newly discovered extinct species that existed millions of years ago during the Cretaceous period.In 2015, a woman noticed a fossilized chunk of bone exposed on the surface of a fossil dig site near a gravel road in North Dakota. She alerted park officials, who then passed the information on to North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources, according to a report by the website Ars Technica.
The mosasaur likely died before or shortly after the bite, given that the bite marks showed no signs of healing.The study went on to say that the bite marks were inconsistent with those made by sharks and were likely the work of another mosasaur.’Previous studies reported injuries in mosasaurs that were likely caused by other mosasaurs, with numerous specimens of various taxa preserving both healed and unhealed wounds,’ the report said.
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