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Ancient Swiss reptile shows its bizarre scale armor for the first time

20:00 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Zurich) Grisons, 241 million years ago -- Instead of amidst high mountains, a small reptile suns itself on an island beach in a warm shallow sea, where many fish and marine reptiles frolic. This is the story told by an excellently preserved new discovery of the reptile Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi studied by paleontologists from the University of Zurich.

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