I admire artists' impressions of long-extinct species of dinosaur-era reptiles imagined out of unearthed bones. These are Sphenodontines
by an anonymous artist. Argentinean paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new species from this family: Priosphenodon minimus
, so named because it is only about 20 centimetres long (8 inches to you and me). How do they know that this ancient lizard found in Chubut was adult, not a baby? By the wear on its teeth. CLICK
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