EARTH Magazine: The lizard king rises

November 11, 2013

Alexandria, VA - Geoscientists studying paleontology, paleoclimatology and ecology have paid homage to a king of rock, by naming a newly identified extinct lizard species after him. The November issue of EARTH Magazine introduces readers to B. morrisoni, a giant vegetarian lizard thought to live alongside mammals during the Eocene.

Find out which "Lizard King" this ancient lizard king is named after and what gave it the evolutionary edge to successfully live alongside mammals in EARTH Magazine: http://bit.ly/19Xdv9g. Read the entire issue on the EARTH Magazine digital bookstand: http://www.earthmagazine.org/digital, including stories about the oil hazards from ships lost at sea, human diets from 3.5 million years ago, and Wild Wyoming Adventures, from the Travels in Geology segment.
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Keep up to date with the latest happenings in Earth, energy and the environment news with EARTH magazine online at http://www.earthmagazine.org/. Published by the American Geosciences Institute, EARTH is your source for the science behind the headlines.

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geosciences education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

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