A giant killer reptile which resembled a dolphin merged with a crocodile once roamed the ancient seas around Scotland.

The new species of ancient sea monster that lived around 170 million years ago has been identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye.

The dolphin-like creatures were as long as 14 feet from snout to tail, and inhabited warm, shallow seas around Scotland during the Jurassic Period, according to researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

They were near the top of the food chain at the time and preyed on fish and other reptiles.

Our Andrew Hernandez has more in the video at the left!

 
 

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