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Scans reveal snout nervous system of the mighty pliosaur

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May 23 - CT scanning is giving scientists an unprecedented look at pliosaurs, the dominant marine reptile of the Jurassic era. University of Bristol researcher Davide Foffa collated 2,000 individual scans of a fossilised pliosaur's skull and discovered that its snout contained an intricate nerve system similar to that found in crocodiles. Jim Drury reports.

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