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A reanalysis of a heavily damaged fossil found nearly 150 years ago has revealed the existence of an absolute monster of the ancient seas. And the discovery of the new species, nicknamed the "Melksham Monster", shows that an extinct group of ancient reptiles appeared on Earth millions of years earlier than previously thought.

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A reanalysis of a heavily damaged fossil found nearly 150 years ago has revealed the existence of an absolute monster of the ancient seas. And the discovery of the new species, nicknamed the "Melksham Monster", shows that an extinct group of ancient reptiles appeared on Earth millions of years earlier than previously thought.