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Australian blue tongue lizard ancestor was round-in-the-tooth

May 2, 2019 - General

Reconstruction of the most complete fossil lizard found in Australia, a 15 million year old relative of our modern blue tongues and social skinks named Egernia gillespieae, reveals the creature was equipped with a robust crushing jaw and was remarkably similar to modern lizards.

The reassembled skull bones of Egernia gillespieae, a 15 million year old skink from Riversleigh World Heritage
Area of northwestern Queensland.Remarkably…

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Source: archeo

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