Ancient Amphibian Not a Chameleon, as Previously Thought

Headlines in 2016 declared that the world’s most ancient chameleon was found fossilized in amber 99 million years ago. On Thursday, researchers involved in that discovery amended their claim: that ancient amphibian was no chameleon, but a member of a now-extinct lineage of tiny, salamander-like creatures known as albanerpetontids, or “albies” for short.

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