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Southern Methodist University

Richest Marine Reptile Fossil Bed along Africa's South Atlantic Coast Is 71.5 Mya

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Caption: A new study uses carbon isotope dating to determine the first precise age for this bed, and ties the western coast of Africa to 30 million years of global geologic records.

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Related news release: Richest marine reptile fossil bed along Africa's South Atlantic coast is dated at 71.5 million years ago

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