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A giant predatory lizard swam in Antarctic seas near the end of the dinosaur age

Kaikaifilu is a new species of giant sea lizard (mosasaur) discovered in 66-million-year-old rocks of Antarctica. At about 10 meters long, it is the largest known top marine predator from this continent. It lived near the end of the dinosaur … Continue reading

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Rare ‘nesting doll’ fossil uncovers beetle in lizard in snake

Snake with lizard and beetle: The rare tripartite fossil food chain from the Messel Pit. The fossil with an insect inside a lizard inside a snake: Incredible remains reveal 48 million-year-old food chain In cooperation with CONICET in Argentina, Senckenberg … Continue reading

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Snake eats lizard eats beetle: Fossil food chain from the Messel Pit examined

Scientists have examined a spectacular discovery from the UNESCO World Heritage site Messel Pit: A fossil snake in whose stomach a lizard can be seen, which in turn had consumed a beetle. The discovery of the approximately 48-million-year-old tripartite fossil … Continue reading

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99m-year-old lizard trapped in amber could give clue to ‘lost ecosystem’

 Scientists have discovered that a piece of amber containing a fossilised lizard is 99m years old. Photograph: Reuters Specimen analysed after discovery in Myanmar is found to be well preserved and 75m years older than previous tropical lizard discoveries. A … Continue reading

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Ancient lone star lizard lounged in lush, tropical Texas

Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the ‘Lone Star’ lizard. The species — the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas — offers evidence that Texas acted as a … Continue reading

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Ancient lone star lizard lounged in lush, tropical Texas

Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the “Lone Star” lizard. The species — the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas — offers evidence that Texas acted as a … Continue reading

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New ‘short-crested lizard’ found in Montana

The newly described Probrachylophosaurus bergei, a member of the Brachylophosaurini clade of dinosaurs, has a small flat triangular bony crest extending over the skull and may represent the transition between a non-crested ancestor, such as Acristavus, and the larger crests … Continue reading

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