Found the first ancestor of snakes and lizards that lived 240 million years ago

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Found the first ancestor of snakes and lizards that lived 240 million years ago

Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil, which is believed to be the earliest known ancestor of snakes and lizards. Fossil species Megachirella wachtleri was back in 2003 in the mountain range of the Dolomites in Italy. However, at that time it was not known how old he is. Today a group of scientists from the University of Alberta in Canada and University of Bristol in England, I can say that found the lizard lived 240 million years ago.

Fossil is approximately 75 million years older than lizards, which were previously considered the most ancient. All of this suggests that the first lizards appeared on earth much earlier, than was considered before opening. Even found a lizard and a very small, today it is already being called the most important discovery of all was found the fossil lizards.

Of Course, scientists had to find out whether the fossil was real. This was accomplished through CT. Her head, wrist and shoulder are strongly reminiscent of the features of modern reptiles, and doubt that was found the oldest specimen of a lizard, left.

Now you need to review the entire timeline, and it may open new knowledge about the evolution of lizards over millions of years. None of the 9000 modern lizards and snakes can give such valuable information.

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