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A fierce predator that lived 170 million years ago has been unveiled for the first time, half a century after it was discovered.

The fossilised skeleton of the dolphin-like animal – named the Storr Lochs Monster – was found on the Isle of Skye in 1966.

It is the most complete skeleton of a sea-living reptile from the Age of Dinosaurs that has ever been found in Scotland.

The ancient reptile was around four metres in length and had a long, pointed head filled with hundreds of cone-shaped teeth, which it used to feed on fish and squid, researchers say.

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