Thanks To The Advancement In Technology, A Fossil, Megachirella, Which Was Discovered A Decade Earlier Has Now Been Determined To Be The Mother Of All Lizards And Snakes. The 240 Million-Year-Old Fossil, About The Size Of A Chameleon, Was Discovered In The Italian Apps. The Fossil Was The Direct Ancestor Of ~10,000 Modern Day Species.
Discovery of 240-Million-Year-Old 'Mother of All Lizards' Changes What Scientists Knew About Reptiles' Evolution | The Weather Channel
The fossil’s discovery helps explain how ancient reptiles became the diverse group we see today.