Curiosity

The 240 million year old "dragon" fossil is discovered

Scientists have discovered a new complete fossil - a 5 meter long creature.

The creature dates back to 240 million years ago and was called the "dragon" because of its unusually long neck.

It is called "Dinocephalosaurus orientalis", a species that was first identified in 2003.

This spectacular new fossil has allowed scientists to see the full anatomy of this strange prehistoric beast.

Nick Fraser from the National Museum of Scotland described the creature as "a very strange animal".

The fossil was discovered in southern China.