School Girl Discovers Fossil Of largest Ever Sea Creature

In May 2020, an 11-year-old girl named Ruby Reynolds discovered a fossil in Somerset in the UK. This find has led to the discovery of probably the largest marine reptile ever to have lived. Ruby Reynolds found the first pieces of the sea reptile’s jaw bone while walking on a beach. The bones belonged to a prehistoric sea reptile called an ichthyosaur. 

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This marine reptile was probably longer than two nose-to-nose buses. It is believed by experts that this creature lived 202 million years. ago at the same time as dinosaurs. After finding the first piece, Ruby and her dad were invited to join a team of scientists who found more jaw pieces that fit precisely. The last piece was found in October 2022. This creature has been named ichthyotitan severnensis, which means giant fish lizard of the Severn.

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