‘Fanged eel’ among Brazil fossil finds

BBC NEWS, 11/05/2015

An international team of scientists has unearthed a significant haul of reptile and amphibian fossils in Brazil, dating from 278 million years ago when all the continents were joined together.

The fossils include two new species of “dvinosaur” – extinct cousins of modern salamanders – which were about 40cm long, one of them with fangs and gills.
South America’s oldest ever terrestrial reptile skeleton was also in the haul.


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