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It’s a little over 65 million years in the making.

A British man was walking his two dogs along the coast and in the vicinity of the Stolford, Somerset, on Saturday, when he stumbled upon what is believed to be the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old ichthyosaur, The Sun reports.

“I have to go to the beach with my dogs, and when the tide goes out, we’re going to rock it because they like to get out there and play,” Jon Gopsill said to be in The Sun. “We were at the beach when I saw this thing and thought,” What’s that?”, so I started to get a little closer to it and thought, ‘wow.’ I came to realize that it was a museum-quality stuff. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it was something special.”

A dog walker was left stunned when his pooches and brought him into a bone while walking on the beach and by accident discovered to have a 65-million-year-old ichthyosaur skeleton. (Credit: Great News-Agency)

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“I thought it was a fossilized sea creature, possibly an ichthyosaur,” Gopsill, 54, has been added. “I was just blown away to see it. It is amazing that it has survived for such a long period of time, and now it’s just there for everyone to see.”

Although the five-and-a-half-feet in the fossils need to be thoroughly examined and experts are almost certain that it was an ichthyosaur.

The skeletal system – which is A view of a prehistoric ichthyosaur – has been dug up, after about a week of rough seas on the south coast. The ichthyosaur was a pre-historic porpoise-like sea mammals that lived during the Jurassic period. (Credit: Great News-Agency)

“Looking at the model, based on the number of bones in the breast, the paddle, and the absence of a pelvic girdle, as well as the distinctive ‘idea’ of the university, and this is likely to be the remains of an ichthyosaur,” Dr. Mike Day, is a curator at London’s Natural History Museum, told The Sun. “It is not possible to determine the exact nature of the ichthyosaur this is a frame only.”

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Ichthyosaur means “fish lizard,” is a reasonable way to describe the huge, sea-dwelling creature. The earliest known ichthyosaurs had long, flexible bodies and probably swam similar to modern-day eels, according to an article from the University of California, Berkely.

Some ichthyosaur fossils have been discovered have shown the creatures to give birth to live, developed young. In contrast to the dinosaurs, that ichthyosaurs were in the war, because they did not lay eggs.

It is still unclear as to which group of modern vertebrate animals and are the closest thing in comparison with ichthyosaurs, however, researchers have suggested that they are an offshoot of the diapsids, including dinosaurs, birds and pterosaurs. Others have suggested that it may actually be a distant relative of the turtles.

(Credit: Great News-Agency)

A number of ichthyosaurs fossils that have been discovered recently. In April 2018, and the giant jaw of a 205-million-year-old ichthyosaur, was discovered in the south-west of England, making it one of the biggest animals to ever live.” The fossils of 180-million-year-old ichthyosaur, which is also evidence of skin and fat, were found in December of 2018.

In January of 2019 at the latest, the researchers used 3-D technology to unlock the secrets of an almost-200-million-year-old ichthyosaur skull, which was found in an English farmer, in 1955.

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Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this article.

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