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New sphenodontian from Brazil is the oldest record of the group in Gondwana

August 16, 2019 - General

Research published in Scientific Reports describes Clevosaurus hadroprodon, a new reptile species from Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil. Its fossils remains–jaws and associated skull bones–were collected from Triassic rocks (c. 237-228 million-years old) making it the oldest known fossil of its kind in Gondwana, the southern supercontinent that would eventually become Africa, Antarctica, Australia, India, and South…

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