28 Aug 2017 19:02 IST

A 200-million-year old display fossil turns out to be a rare pregnant specimen

The Ichthyosaurs is bigger than she should be

Around 200 million years ago, a pregnant Ichthyosaurs and her baby died in the early Jurassic period and were preserved in the ocean floor. Now, the fossils are housed in the Lower Saxony State Museum in Hannover, Germany.

While one might think that these fossils have nothing more to tell us, scientists proved that wrong when they noticed a variation in the predator's length. In this article in Vice's Motherboard, writer Becky Ferriera talks about how researchers noticed an evolutionary difference in this specimen. Click to read more.