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  Nessie-like dinosaur skeleton discovered
Updated 25 October 2002, 11.24
Reconstruction of a pleiosaur head
The remains of a Loch Ness-like prehistoric sea dragon have been unearthed in Yorkshire.

The plesiosaur dates back to the beginning of an ancient time called the Cretaceous period - 130 million years ago.

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The creature was found by a man called Nigel Armstrong. He stumbled across the bones sticking out of a cliff face south of Filey.

Just like Nessie

Experts dig up the bones after their discovery
When it was alive it would have had a round short body, four flippers, a short tail and a very long neck with a small head.

The skeleton shows this particular one was four metres long and would've looked very much like the legendary Nessie.

Sea dragons would have been fairly common in the area when seas were warmer and deeper.

It'll go on display in Scarborough late next year.

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