Miocene (~20 MYA) lizards, preserved in amber, “identical to their modern cousins.”

Truly amazing…

Ancient lizards in amber amaze scientists
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Stuart Gary
ABC

A community of lizards from the Caribbean, preserved for 20 million years in amber, have been found to be identical to their modern cousins, say researchers.

This suggests the different niches inhabited by the lizards have – incredibly – changed little over the past 20 million-year, report the team, in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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http://www.abc.net.au/science/articl…28/4279562.htm

I guess the Gorebots are wrong about climate change endangering lizards

(Older is to the right.)

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