“Godzilla” of the Ancient Seas

The December 2005 issue of National Geographic magazine, provided in advance by National Geographic.
The December 2005 issue of National Geographic magazine, provided in advance by National Geographic.


November 12, 2005  Washington, D. C. - National Geographic announced this week that a large fossil sea monster about 135 million years old with a head like a carnivorous dinosaur and a tail like a fish's has been discovered in Argentina's Neuquen Basin at the foot of the Andes. The scientist who found the specimen is calling the fierce-looking animal "Godzilla," or "chico malo," which means the "bad boy" of the ocean.

 

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