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Cretaceous pliosaur skeleton excavation


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Hi all, this is not actual news as it happened in 2002, but the footage of excavation process and participants' memories became available only recently. I hope it will be interesting for everybody who is into marine Mezozoic and field paleontology in general.

 

The species: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luskhan

 

Excavation video:

 

Participants' memories: 

Set subtitles to automatic translation, its 70% correct:) There are some weirdo mistakes, but overall comprehensible

 

Assembled skeleton on display:

Лусхан-0.jpg

 

I described the location here:

 

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Cool video, it's always interesting to see the process of extracting a large fossil like that. Also, it's interesting how similar that thing looks like a polycotylid.

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