Paleontologists unearth bizarre 'fish lizard,' the oldest of its kind

November 6, 2014 1:09 PM

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Scientists in China have discovered a remarkably well-preserved fossil of a primitive ichthyosaur, a marine reptile that first appeared some 250 million years ago.

A 248-million-year-old fossil of an ancient reptile found in China is the oldest known member of a well-known group of marine reptiles, and may have lived both on land and in the sea.

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