Scientists discover 240-million-year-old “mother of all lizards”

A fossil reptile almost 240-million-years old has been found in the Italian Alps has changed our understanding of the evolution of lizards and snakes. Megachirella wachtleri has features unique to squamates, the group including lizards, snakes and legless lizards that look like worms. Squamate evolution began on the supercontinent of Pangaea. Her existence helps explain the transition from […]