Godzillus Fossil: The 150-pound fossil recovered in Kentucky

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In the photo below, amateur paleontologist Ron Fine, of Dayton, Ohio, discusses the fossil he discovered with Carl Brett, and David Meyer, professors of Geology at the University of Cincinnati, at Caster Library on the campus in Cincinnati.


Image Credit: AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gary Landers

According to several international news sites, The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in Kentucky is more than 6 feet long. Experts are trying to figure out what the 450 million-year-old fossil dubbed “Godzillus” used to be.

“We are looking for people who might have an idea of what it is,” said Ben Dattilo, an assistant professor of geology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Ron Fine, the Dayton, Ohio, amateur paleontologist who spotted the fossil on a hillside last year and gave it its name said that it is an “ultimate cold case”. “Like Godzilla, it’s a primordial beast that found its way to the modern era,” Fine added.



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