Ancient lizard with butcher-knife-like teeth ‘recalibrates all issues’ of reptilian evolution

A new study reveals that a palm-sized lizard with teeth as sharp as a butcher’s knife is so ancient that it traces the origins of modern lizards and snakes back 35 million years.

Paleontologists have found the fossilized remains of the small, razor-toothed reptile buried in a rock that is stored in storage at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London. It has been held there since it was quarried from a quarry near Bristol, England, in the 1950s. Little was known about the fossil labeled “(false)”.Clevosaurus and another reptile.”

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