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Sunday, February 16, 2014

248-Million-Year Old Fossil Shows Mother Reptile In Act Of Giving Live Birth

An ancient fossil specimen recovered in China shows a mother reptile in the middle of the giving live birth. The 248 million-year-old fossil is of a marine reptile called Chaohusaurus - a member of a bigger group of reptiles called Ichthyosaurs.
Scientists said the specimen is indicating that live-birth in air-breathing marine animals was not an aquatic adaptation.

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