Tiny eyes make a bizarre, ancient platypus-like reptile even weirder

The creature lived about 250 million years ago

ancient marine reptile

SMALL-EYED SWIMMER  Two new fossils of the ancient marine reptile Eretmorhipis carrolldongi (one shown at top; outline below) are the first to include the animal’s skull.

L. Cheng et al/Scientific Reports 2019

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