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New Fossil Found in North Dakota

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Near the North Dakota town of Walhalla, a new fossil has been found. A massive, man eating marine reptile called the “mosasaur”, this specific one also nicknamed Jormungandr, is what the fossils belong to. It is believed to have lived 80 million years ago. When alive, this reptile is believed to be 24 feet long, or 7.3 meters. It has been described as a komodo dragon, but made 30 feet long and given flippers and a shark tail. But this specific mosasaur is special, as it seems to be a new genus and species. One researcher says that it is possible that Jormungandr formed as a result of different species blurring into one over time. All this will help scientists further understand and maybe solve the evolutionary mystery of the mosasaur species as a whole. 

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