Friday, September 09, 2016

Ancient Turducken

Forty-eight million years ago, a snake ate a lizard with a bug in its belly, and all three fossilized—capturing an ancient food chain.

PHOTOGRAPH: KRISTER T. SMITH

The fossil above is only the second of its kind ever found, revealing three levels of an ancient food chain nested one inside the other in paleontology’s version of Russian nesting dolls—or its culinary equivalent, a turducken.

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