Shonisaurus – the giant ichthyosaur. Credit: Nobumichi Tamura
Fossil ichthyosaur discovered – one of the largest animal that ever lived  - short science news - paleonthology

The remains of a gigantic marine reptile have been discovered in England. Dating back 205 million years, the fossils belonged to an ichthyosaur that was close in size to a blue whale (almost 26 meters / 85 feet). Most known species of ichthyosaur were much smaller and the discovery suggests creatures bigger than a whale could have populated the oceans millions of years ago. The bones belong to a new species and settle a 150 years old mystery about several “dinosaur” bones found in different places in the UK.

Read the full story: National Geographic
Scientific publication: PLOS ONE