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Re: oldest purported reptile fossil announced in _Nature_
Jeff Hecht wrote:
>To expand a bit on what Mickey said, it's the oldest five-toed animal in
>the fossil record, found in England.
...er... found in Scotland, actually -- Cheese Bay, Gullane, East Lothian,
The name makes me smile: Casineria kiddi, the etymology for which is given as
"caseus (Latin): cheese; sinus (Latin): bay; kiddi: in honour of Nicholas
Kidd, who discovered the specimen."
-- Simon Reynolds