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Jeff Person, a paleontologist with the North Dakota Geological Survey, points out tooth sockets on the jaw of a mosasaur fossil discovered on Mike Johnson's land in rural Larimore, N.D., on Monday, April 28, 2014, at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Bones of ancient 50-foot sea monster found on ND farm

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LARIMORE, N.D. – A big backbone found 10 years ago by an arrowhead hunter led to a puzzle about to be pieced together by North Dakota’s state paleontologist as a giant marine lizard that swam the sea that covered North Dakota 80 million years ago.


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