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Temporal range: Ordovician
Scientific classification
Class: Godzillus
R. Fine, 2011

Godzillus is the tentative name of a 450-million-year-old fossil discovered in a rock layer near Covington, Kentucky by amateur paleontologist Ron Fine, of the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers.[1] The reassembled fossil had a roughly elliptical shape with multiple lobes[2] totaling almost 7 feet in length and is believed by Fine to have been nine-feet tall when upright.[3] Others, such as David L. Meyer, of the University of Cincinnati geology department, believe it to be a fossilized mat of algae.[4]


  1. ^ Hand, Greg (2012-04-24). "Mysterious 'Monster' Discovered By Amateur Paleontologist". University of Cincinnati News. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Mystery Sea Beast of Cincinnati Found". Discovery News. April 25, 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Godzillus' fossil find stumps experts". stuff.co.nz. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ Kaplan, Jeremy A. (May 2, 2012). "Mystery deepens surrounding sea beast of Cincinnati". Fox News. Retrieved 22 December 2012.

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