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Tuatara’s distant relative also survived asteroid

John Kerr posted in on August 21st, 2014.

New fossils from South America overturn the current thinking that the tuatara was the only species of its kind to survive a catastrophic asteroid impact millions of years ago. Often referred to as a ‘living fossil’, New Zealand’s tuatara was believed to be the only species of its kind – called rhynchocephalians – to survive […]

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