Prehistoric animal skeleton? Identified by an expert as "Ichthyosaur"

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These dinosaurs are common sight along the highways in Mississippi. Some of these irrigations sprinklers are 400 - 500 ft long.

The water supply is ample and reliable, so the irrigation in the Delta is the least worry for farmers here.


And a purely scientific discussion of an Expert panel!!

GooGoola said: Yes! thats an ichthyosaur I saw one in the museum!

Magda said: Héhéhé ☺! Une sauterelle ! J'♥(39).

Urias said: Looks like a Macronaria sauropod!

GooGoola said: No can't be a sauropod, the lack of a pelvic girdle rules that out and favours the piscine morphology of an itchyosaur! :~)

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Comments (85)

Tomros on November 1, 2012

Thanks James for digging into prehistoric part of my gallery!

csiszerd on November 20, 2012

We also used a similar system, just a little. Like!

Greetings, Dezső

BritPlom on November 30, 2012

I would rather call it aquaosaur! (aqua = water in Latin)

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Tomros on November 30, 2012

I have seen some of these animals recently in Ontario! They were ready for tough winter....

FM1508 on February 9, 2013

Hey Tom, yes agreed, must be an Ichthyosaur. But a very thirsty one...

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