New amphibious animal fossil discovered

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new species has been discovered in the Pecos Valley, near Santa Rosa. It dates all the way back to the Triassic Period . This would mean that it lived before the first dinosaurs. After a three year dig, its fossil now resides at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science, where you can now see it on display.

It is said that the animal most closely relates to that of current day frogs and salamanders. Because of its amphibious nature, it likely was a water dweller.

Our guest, Larry Rinehart, was apart of the dig, and was there when they first discovered it. You can learn more about this most recent discovery by visiting http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/.

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