A recent study led by the University of Bristol has uncovered fossils of dwarf reptiles that lived in South Wales 205 million years ago and were closely related to North American animals that lived 15 million years earlier.
Reconstructed heads of the Ruthin reptiles – Smilodonterpeton, the chisel-toothed plant-eater (left) and
Tricuspisaurus, the beaked beast (right), both of them unique to the island (scale bars=5mm)
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