About 48 million years ago, a distant relative of the “Jesus lizard,” named for its knack for walking on water, darted around the tropical rainforests of ancient Wyoming, a new study finds.
The ancient lizard may have also performed the seemingly miraculous feat, though the researchers can’t say for sure because they didn’t find the animal’s feet. From the fossil they did find — a skull with a toothy smile — in 2008, they posit the animal was likely the same size as a modern Jesus lizard — about 2 feet (0.6 meters) long from head to tail.
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