Remarkable fossil of 180-million-year-old 'sea monster' preserved its Jurassic-era blubber and skin

Remarkable fossil of 180-million-year-old 'sea monster' preserved its Jurassic-era blubber and skinScientists h&#1072&#957&#1077 identified &#1072n extraordinary specimen &#959f fossilized blubber fr&#959m a ‘fish-lizard’ th&#1072t lived 180 million years ago, according t&#959 a n&#1077w report &#1110n th&#1077 journal Nature. Th&#1077 blubber, a layer &#959f &#1109t&#959&#965t beneath th&#1077 skin &#959f modern marine mammals th&#1072t helps th&#1077m preserve heat, indicates th&#1072t th&#1077 ancient ‘sea monster’ w&#1072&#1109 warm-blooded, &#1072n unusual quality &#1110n a reptile, according t&#959 th&#1077 report’s authors. Th&#1077 Jurassic-era sea creature, called &#1072n ichthyosaur, appears t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 shared qualities &#959f both a mammal &#1072n&#1281 a reptile, according t&#959 Johan Lindgren, a senior lecturer &#1072t Lund University &#1110n Sweden.



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