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New fossils of an ancient reptile called¬†Bunostegos akokanensis¬†indicate that it probably wasn’t winning any¬†prehistoric beauty contests. “Imagine a cow-sized, plant-eating reptile with a knobby skull and bony armor down its back,” Linda Tsuji, leader of a new study on the critter, said in a statement. (Also see “Pictures: Oldest Reptile Embryos Discovered.”) But the specimens,...

An injured amphibian and a sleeping cynodont, a mammal-like reptile, shared a home before being trapped by a flash flood 250 million years ago, a new study says. The unlikely cohabitants were found in a fossilized burrow in South Africa‘s Karoo Basin, an international team of scientists reported June 21 in the journal PLOS ONE....

An injured amphibian and a sleeping cynodont, a mammal-like reptile, shared a home before being trapped by a flash flood 250 million years ago, a new study says. The unlikely cohabitants were found in a fossilized burrow in South Africa‘s Karoo Basin, an international team of scientists reported June 21 in the journal PLOS ONE....