April 18, 2018
A new, recently-published study in the Journal of Paleontology by researchers at the University of Bristol named a new type of fossil reptile after paleontologist Dr. Nick Fraser, the museum's former director of research and collections. This newly named reptile is based on VMNH specimens found in England that date back to about 225 million years ago during the Triassic Period. The museum is happy to be the home of this little reptile and welcomes Fraserosphenodon to the world!
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