We have to remember that secular scientists, God help them, consinstently state that earth has been around for “millions” of years, even though a host of evidence not only disproves that theory, it is becoming laughable and almost shocking to see them continue to spew their rhetoric. However, that being said, this articles to me pertains to a hybrid. I might be skeptical. But God clearly tells us he does not mix species. But scientists with “god complexes” do.
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee – Leviticus 19:19 (KJV).
This article serves to point out only the fact that this creature was discovered and since it is one of its kind (at least known at this time), I reject that that this conclusively proves that this animal is a species.. But that is my opinion only.
New species of marine reptile — a cross between a giant dolphin and crocodile — identified from Scottish fossils
A team of researchers has identified a new species of marine reptile that would have been at the top of the food chain in the Jurassic era from fossil remains in Scotland.
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh say the creature looked like a cross between a giant dolphin and crocodile. It lived in the early to middle Jurassic era for about 170 million years.
“This is a totally new species,” said Stephen Brusatte, a doctor of vertebrate palaeontology at the University of Edinburgh. “It was a giant creature that would have been about the size of a motorboat or about four-metres long.”
The creature, dubbed “Dearcmhara shawcrossi,” lived for about 170 million years during the mid-Jurassic era. [laughable really, come on lets stop that nonsense of lying millions of years, hahaha]
In its time in the depths, it would have eaten fish and other reptiles, Brusatte said.
“It technically isn’t a dinosaur, because dinosaurs only lived on land, but could be considered its cousin,” Brusatte said.
“It would have been at the top of the food chain during its time,” he added. “It would have filled the role of sharks or that of killer whales today.”
The researched dubbed the new species Dearcmhara, a Scottish Gaelic term meaning marine lizard, and shawcrossi, after the fossil hunter who discovered the bones.
The bones were found by Bryan Shawcross in 1959 in Bearreraig Bay on the Isle of Skye. Shawcross kept the bones in his own private collection for decades before donating them to National Museums Scotland.
Brusatte hopes that naming the new species after the person who discovered the fossils will welcome other amateur collectors to share their discoveries with academics.
“What has changed in the last decade is that private and amateur collectors and researchers are pooling their resources together, leading to new discoveries,” Brusatte said. They would happily name any fossils in the future that are donated to research after the amateur collectors that find them.
“Scotland is one of the best places in the world for finding fossils,” claimed Brusatte.
The study on the Dearcmhara shawcrossi was published in the Scottish Journal of Geology.
Source: National Post