Skull of pliosaur that 'could have bitten a car in half' found on Britain's Jurassic Coast

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The skull of a pliosaur, a sea monster that experts said could have bitten a car in half, has been found along Britain's Jurassic Coast.

The 7.8ft (2.4m) skull of the predator, which lived 150 million years ago, could belong to one of the largest pliosaurs ever found, and could measure up to 52.48ft (16m).

The fossil, a lower jaw and upper skull, found by a local collector, has been purchased by Dorset County Council for £20,000 using money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It will be scientifically analysed before being put on public display at Dorset County Museum.

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