A little reptile with a nasty bite advances understanding of prehistoric biology
Yale University paleontologist Bhart-Anjan Bhullar talks about Colobops noviportensis, a tiny reptile with exceptionally large jaw muscles. The extinct species was identified from a fossil initially discovered in Connecticut in the 1960s. Bhullar and his team did a 3-D reconstruction of the skull and discovered that it showed specialization in the jaw that was unprecedented in any other known small tetrapod -- juvenile or adult.
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