An Extinct Prehistoric Reptile Discovered  

Researchers have uncovered a brand-new prehistoric species of lizard-like reptile that descended from the ancestors of the living tuatara in New Zealand.

The new species, Opisthiamimus gregori, was named after the fossil, which was found at a location in Wyoming's Morrison Formation.

Around 150 million years ago, this newfound species coexisted with dinosaurs in Jurassic North America.

The reptile would have measured around 6 inches from nose to tail and fit comfortably in the palm of a person.

It most likely relied on a diet of insects and other invertebrates.

Scientists from the Natural History Museum, University College London, and National Museum of Natural History discovered this discovery together.

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The fossil is currently part of a museum collection, where it will stay for future research.