A fossil of the herbivorous marine reptile Atopodenatus unicus alongside a reconstruction showing what it would have looked like in life. Photo: Nick Fraser

Chinese fossil of hammerhead marine reptile so weird its finders were ‘blown away’

Crocodile-sized plant eater dug up in Yunnan used its chisel-shaped teeth to scrape algae off rocks, scientists figure out after making model of its jaw using children’s clay and toothpicks

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A fossil of the herbivorous marine reptile Atopodenatus unicus alongside a reconstruction showing what it would have looked like in life. Photo: Nick Fraser
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