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

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic...

New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia

A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change...

Ancient reptile tracks in the Pyrenees may include evidence of a...

A large set of tracks made by archosauromorphs in the Pyrenees mountain range may include a new type of footprint made by reptiles that...

The last caimans living in Spain

Sixteen million years ago, the reptile Diplocynodon ratelii lived in wooded ecosystems among the lakes and pools of what we know today as Catalonia...

Ancient reptile mystery solved as two extinct species found to be...

Ichthyosaurs, which are similar-shaped to dolphins and sharks, but are reptiles, swam the seas for millions of years during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous...

Giant flying reptile ruled ancient Transylvania

New research suggests that a giant pterosaur -- a toothless flying reptile with a 10 metre wingspan -- may have been the dominant predator...

A ‘transitional fossil’ debunked

Snakes are a very diverse group of present-day reptiles, with nearly 3,600 known species. They are readily recognized by their long bodies and lack...

New species of Jurassic reptile identified from skeletal remains

A new species of British ichthyosaur has been identified using skeletal remains that have been on display at the University of Bristol's School of...

230-million-year-old Texas reptile had bizarre ‘dinosaurian’ features

A newly described species of extinct reptile that roamed in Texas more than 200 million years ago had a strikingly dome-shaped head, much like...

Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention

Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The...

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