An ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body is displayed near the entrance of the Xingyi Geopark Museum in Guizhou. Photo: Ryosuke Motani via AFPAn ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body is displayed near the entrance of the Xingyi Geopark Museum in Guizhou. Photo: Ryosuke Motani via AFP
An ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body is displayed near the entrance of the Xingyi Geopark Museum in Guizhou. Photo: Ryosuke Motani via AFP

Megapredator: ancient marine reptile’s last meal was another giant beast

  • Scientists discover skeleton of huge, lizardlike thalattosaur inside stomach of 230 million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil dug up in China
  • Researchers previously thought prehistoric reptile ate smaller prey

Topic |   Science
An ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body is displayed near the entrance of the Xingyi Geopark Museum in Guizhou. Photo: Ryosuke Motani via AFPAn ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body is displayed near the entrance of the Xingyi Geopark Museum in Guizhou. Photo: Ryosuke Motani via AFP
An ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body is displayed near the entrance of the Xingyi Geopark Museum in Guizhou. Photo: Ryosuke Motani via AFP
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