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US man's fossil find stumps experts

2012-04-25 17:52

Dayton - Experts in the US are trying to figure out what a 450 million-year-old fossil dubbed "Godzillus" used to be.

The 68kg fossil recovered last year in Kentucky is more than 2m long. The Dayton Daily News reports scientists at a Geological Society of America meeting viewed it Tuesday in Ohio.

University of Cincinnati geologist Carl Brett told The Cincinnati Enquirer that it's the largest fossil ever extracted from that era in the region, once covered by water.

Amateur palaeontologist Ron Fine spotted the fossil on a hillside last year.

Comments
  • zaatheist - 2012-04-25 18:28

    No pics. No info. No use.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-25 18:51

      like most of these 450mil-year claims ...

  • Gerry - 2012-04-25 18:49

    Eureka!!The name says it all; "godzillus" Helen DOES have a long family history...

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-25 18:52

    how is only a 68kg fossil named "Godzillus"? A big name for a small creature

      ludlowdj - 2012-04-26 12:15

      tell that to the 2Kg fossils it used to feed on

  • Alien_Kitty - 2012-04-25 21:36

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0425/Mysterious-Godzillus-fossil-find-stumps-scientists http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_monstrous-godzillus-fossil-discovered-in-us_1680516 And pics here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2134973/Animal-vegetable--monster-9ft-high-fossil-dubbed-Godzillus-baffles-experts.html

  • noChimp - 2012-04-26 13:35

    If you do not know what it is, ask the atheistic experts on this forum, they claim they understand the fossil record and that the fossil record is 100% accurate. Or you could look at http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-Creationism-20120423 for an alternate view.

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