Fanged marine reptile that roamed the oceans 240 million years ago had a short, flat tail that acted as an 'underwater float' to help it lurk in the shallows and pick off fish | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Fanged marine reptile that roamed the oceans 240 million years ago had a short, flat tail that acted as an 'underwater float' to help it lurk in the shallows and pick off fish

The creature is a nothosaur, a marine reptile with a long neck from the Triassic
It was about 2ft long with a small head, razor sharp fangs and short flat tail
Researchers found it buried between limestone at a quarry in southwest China

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