Photos of Russian “Plesiosaur”

Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 29 2006

Last week on our Blog we reported that Fishermen of the island of Sajalín, in the Far East of Russia, found the remains of an enormous unknown marine animal, ..this reported by Vladímir Bedzhísov, director of the department of Culture of the region of Sajalín.

“One of the fishermen tried to identify the creature with the help of an encyclopedia and, to his surprise, discovered that the animal resembled a plesiosaur (prehistoric marine reptile)”, Bedzhísov stated in his report to Interfax News Agency.

Here are the photos.


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2 Responses

  1. Bill J. says:

    This webpage shows the anoatomy of a Plesiosaus skull:

    Although both this skull and the one found by the Russians look remarkably similar, I noticed that the teeth seem to be different. The Plesiosaur skull’s teeth are long and sharp and the photographed creature’s teeth look smaller by comparison.

  2. Administrator says:


    Thanks. Following your lead we’ve posted a comparision (side view) of the skulls of a Beluga and a Plesiosaurus vs the “creature”. Thanks for the tip.

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