Ancient bird turns out to be a lizard
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Ancient bird turns out to be a lizard

Researchers reveal the true identity of a bizarre, ancient lizard.

lizard specimen preserved in amber (previously thought to be a bird)
Amber can exquisitely preserve small forest animals that would have otherwise decomposed. CT scans of this fossilized Oculudentavis naga showcase the specimen's scales, skin and soft tissue. Credit: Adolf Peretti/Peretti Museum Foundation/Current Biology
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