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Reptile fossil reignites debate over New Zealand’s submergence

21 January 2009

The fossil of a lizard-like New Zealand reptile dating back 18 million years has been identified by a team of scientists led by Dr Marc Jones in CDB.

Fossile Reptile

The research triggers fresh arguments over whether the continent was fully submerged some 25 million years ago.

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Image: A humourous depiction of an ancestral tuatara (Sphenodon) sitting on an exaggeratedly small piece of land during the height of the debated submergence of New Zealand. Photo by Alan J D Tennyson of a wild tuatara on Stanley Island; prepared and manipulated by Marc Jones.

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