Suffering from arthritis of the “Loch Ness Monster”
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Researchers found that such a long thick neck like a Loch of ancient organisms are in the jaw got arthritis. This suggests that even this deadly killer grows older and eventually died of illness. Scientists in the investigation of an extinct marine reptile—Kamiryu (pliosaur) when fossils come to such a conclusion. This Carnivore belonging to females, body length of about 26 feet (8 m). Its head 10-foot (3-meter), crocodile-like, neck short, shark-like body, four powerful flipper can drive it in hunting prey in the water.
Suffering from arthritis of the “Loch Ness Monster”
On this old female Dragon long jaws, and 8 inches (20 cm) long teeth. (Judyth Sassoon researchers in this show is its lower jaw)
Researchers found that such a long thick neck like a Loch of ancient organisms are in the jaw got arthritis. This suggests that even this deadly killer grows older and eventually died of illness.
Scientists in the investigation of an extinct marine reptile—Kamiryu (pliosaur) when fossils come to such a conclusion. This Carnivore belonging to females, body length of about 26 feet (8 m). Its head 10-foot (3-meter), crocodile-like, neck short, shark-like body, four powerful flipper can drive it in hunting prey in the water.
United Kingdom Bristol researchers, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of maikeer·bendun tell life science network: “like many similar on this long, and it really is huge. Station next to the skulls in it, you’ll find it’s skull is 3 meters long, large and heavy, it has to operate through the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, will really make people feel very magical, you can even lie in its mouth. ”
Typically, through huge jaws, as well as 8 inches (20 cm) long tooth, on the dragon to detach open most other animals. Palaeontologists found, however, the Dragon is clearly suffering arthritis diseases on torture.
The dragon on the “old lady”
Benton and his colleagues analyzed the dinosaur specimens on a block of about 15 billion years old. The fossils unearthed in ximeng·kapengte mining was founded in 1994 by fossil collectors, followed in United Kingdom Bristol Museum and art gallery exhibitions.
South of this beast may live in England now, in the past there was covered by a warm shallow sea. “You can imagine where the Eastern Mediterranean or Florida,” Benton said. Fossil unearthed there also include smaller marine reptiles, such as marine crocodiles, sea turtles, Thrinaxodon, as well as the first beast of Loch Ness Monster live fish and shellfish.
Throughout the fossil skeleton bone between the head and lower ridges, so they judge it as female because male high ridge of bone. Huge dimensions and a complete skull of this skeleton indicates that it is an adult. Researchers found that this reptile had signs of degradation of human arthritis-like symptoms.
“For me, most exciting aspect of this research is that arthritis pathological phenomena, like animals or similar before in the Mesozoic reptiles who have never seen,” United Kingdom University of Bristol researchers Judith. Sassoon told life science network.
This morbid degeneration makes the Dragon left jaw joint has worn on the head, it will skew the mandible.
“Humans will increase with age to have arthritis of the wrist in the same way, this Dragon on ‘ old lady ‘ had arthritis of the jaw, then ill for some time,” Sassoon said. Jaw does not heal place shows that, at some point, it too weak to Dragon’s jaw on and eventually rupture.
“Because of the broken jaw, Dragon will not be able to prey on, the last predator activity is most likely the cause of her death. ”
This dragon on upper left teeth on the mandibular traces show that this Carnivore with a crooked Chin has lived many years, long enough to destroy its own bones.
“Live animal, you can see a good variety of ride status, such as crocodile or sperm whales, these animals can survive for many years, and still be able to prey, but would be very painful,” Benton said. “Remember Herman. Melville fictional whale in the novel mo.: Dick? People think it’s a monstrous Chin. ”
Researchers have pointed out that, despite the presence of any such, but this animal is still the top predator in its environment, to hunt, and avoided by other dragons on a predator.
“Chin is skewed away from the 5 cm (2 inches), its front end overlap, visible hole in the lower teeth in the palate, this first beast living with extreme pain for many years—it can also prey, it’s make you feel incredible,” Benton wrote in an e-mail. “Time when it died, it is a venerable and jaded animal. ”
Sassoon, Benton and laisili·nuoai online on the journal of paleontology on Tuesday they found was detailed.
Sassoon is currently investigating the other dragons on, hoping to better understand the biological diversity and their life habits, as well as how to mechanically accommodate its massive body.
“I plan to continue to study the collections of museums in the world, looking for interesting specimens until I credited with removal of fossils cannot be picked up until the dust brush,” Sassoon said.
Translation: deep water fish
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