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Jurassic marine fossils found in Iran

Plesiosaurus fossils found in Mashhad, Iran

Press TV - An Iranian research team has found dinosaur fossils thought to be 100 million years old in the heights of Mashhad's Kallat region.

The rib and vertebra fossils were found by the Mashhad Open University research team and have been sent to Germany for detailed examination.

German scientists believe the fossils are the remains of a breed of plesiosaurus, an aquatic reptile that thrived during the early part of the Jurassic Period and which cruised the deep seas.

The fossils constitute only a tenth of the dinosaur's complete structure and excavations continue to locate more remains of this awesome prehistoric creature.

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