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Two-headed choristodere fossil

Two-headed lizard spied in a fossil
20 December 2006, NewScientist.com news service

A remarkably well-preserved fossil of a two-headed reptile has been discovered in the Early Cretaceous Yixian rock formation in northeast China.

The tiny skeleton of a hatchling choristodere â a group of extinct aquatic reptiles with long necks â has two heads and two necks, fused at their base. The 120-million-year-old specimen is thought to be the oldest example of a developmental anomaly known as axial bifurcation...

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10827-twoheaded-lizard-spied-in-a-foss il.html


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