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Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

20:00 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Oxford) An exceptionally preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armored reptile from the Middle Triassic named Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi. The fossil is extremely rare in that it contains the animal's complete skeleton, giving an Anglo-Swiss research team a very clear idea of its detailed anatomy and probable lifestyle for the first time, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports today.

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