Dinosaurs on land? Try these marine monsters on for size
PALEONTOLOGISTS have found the skeletons of up to four different species of Ichthyosaurs near a melting glacier in Chile.
According to livescience.com, Wolfgang Stinnesback and his team of scientists made the find after the melting glacier shrank, revealing the fossils underneath.
Ichthyosaurs were large but fast marine reptiles, with the largest one found in this discovery measuring five metres long, or the size of a small bus.
It's thought that the ones Stinnesback found were killed in mudslides around 150 to 100 million years ago, but Icthyosaurs lived from 245 to 90 million years ago.
It took 14 hours of hiking for the team to get to the dig site, but this discovery means we can better understand how the world climate can kill entire species of fish and reptiles.