Fossil find suggests this ancient reptile lurked on land, not in the water

Exquisitely preserved specimen may overturn ideas about spiny creature’s home

Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi

ROUND AND ROUGH  A round body and stiff, short legs revealed in a complete fossilized skeleton of Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi (shown) suggests the creature wasn’t sleek enough to swim. 

Beat Scheffold/Palaeontological Institute and Museum/University of Zurich, Switzerland

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