A group of paleontologists announced the discovery of several dozen fossils of the legal period buried under the soil of an English farm, among them the remains of an incredibly well - preserved ancient fish.
On a farm on the outskirts of Gloucestershire in Cotsuolds, underground, now emptied by Longhorn hoofs, species of British livestock, researchers recently encountered fossil remains of several dozen species from the early period of law.
For four days, the team used an excavator to dig through herbs on the farm, each layer to reveal a small portion of geological time, and a number of different samples related to the Toarca period, double-barreled molluscs and snails.
Researchers have also dug up the remains of several chithiosaurus, ancient sea reptiles that resemble modern dolphins.
Of the more than 180 fossils found, one of the most remarkable was no doubt the head of the fish, which lasted 183 million years, according to the team, was Pachycormus, the extinct genus of pachy-fed rayfish from the Toarian period.
Sally Hollingworth, an fossilist from Birmingham University, who was digging with her Geologist husband, said. "
Two researchers approached ThinkSee3D, offering digital 3D fossil models to create an interactive .
During the period of law, the British territory was completely drowned in the shallow tropical sea, and after death, all of these animals were probably buried at the bottom of the sea and almost immediately buried in sediment.
As in the case of other fossils, minerals from the surrounding seabed have, over time, replaced the original structure of the bones and teeth by freezing the shape of the body "forever".