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99 million-year-old fossilized lizard gives scientists a view of a ‘lost ecosystem’

News : The Raw Story

A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a “missing link” for reptile researchers. The lizard ...

Prehistoric lizard wasn't what we thought

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Back in 2003, the fossilized remains of a prehistoric armored lizard known as Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi were discovered in Italy. The skeleton was disarticulated and incomplete, plus it was found with the remains of fish and marine ...

Swiss Fossil Discovery Solves Triassic Reptile Mystery

Biology / Paleontology : Everything Dinosaur

The Marine Reptile That Wasn't -  Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi A team of scientists from Zurich University and the University of Oxford have resolved a scaly, fourteen-year mystery concerning a small reptile that lived some 241 million...

Paleontologists finally know what this ancient armored reptile looked like

News : The Raw Story

Leaping lizards! Artist’s impression of 241 million year old reptile Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi. Beat Scheffold, Paleontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich A lot can happen in 241 million years. Dinosaurs can rise and...

Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic named Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi. The fossil is extremely rare in that it contai...

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