Carboniferous lizard fossil

Carboniferous lizard fossil

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Carboniferous lizard (Hylonomus lyelli) fossil. This genus lived around 312 million years ago and is the earliest known form of reptile so far discovered. This specimen is part of the fossil collections held at the Palaeontology Department of the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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