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  • Latest Fossils in Collections

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      Liopleurodon ferox

      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Plesiosauria
      Family: Pliosauridae
      Genus: Liopleurodon
      Species: Liopleurodon ferox
      Oxford Clay Formation
      Oxford Clay, Peterborough
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      Parasitic wasp

      Class: Insecta Linnaeus 1758
      Order: Hymenoptera Linnaeus, 1758
      Family: Ephialtitidae Handlirsch, 1906
      Genus: Stephanogaster
      Species: Stephanogaster sp.
      Jiulongshan Formation
      Daohugou Bed
      International Age: Callovian to Oxfordian
      Ningcheng (County)
      Inner Mongolia (Province)
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar2899
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