This 130 million year old ichthyosaur was a ‘hypercarnivore’ with knife-like teeth

You do not want to meet an ichthyosaur while taking a dip in the early hours Chalk the seas. It goes double for Sachicarum: This newly identified 130-million-year-old marine reptile, now known from fossils in central Colombia, had larger, more knife-like teeth than other ichthyosaur species, a new study finds – and it says something that ichthyosaurs are famous for their long toothed snouts .

These big teeth would have activated K. sachicarum to attack large prey, such as fish and even other marine reptiles.

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