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Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica


January 31, 2019

Scientists have discovered the fossils of an iguana-sized reptile, which they named "Antarctic king," that lived at the South Pole 250 million years ago (it used to be warmer). Antarctanax was an early cousin of the dinosaurs, and it shows how life bounced back after the world's biggest mass extinction. Full Story

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