Quarter-billion-year-old Lizard Found in Alps Changes Evolution Model

Lizard precursors survived the Permian-Triassic mass extinction and were fruitful and multiplied, resulting in the first modern lizards: geckos

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Preserved specimen of Megachirella wachtleri  from northern Italy
Preserved specimen of Megachirella wachtleri from northern ItalyCredit: \ MUSE - Science Museum Trento It
Ruth Schuster
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The original squamate? Megachirella wachtleri, from the dolomite rocks of northern Italy.Credit: Ghedoghedo



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