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Green anole in Dominican amber

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A lizard of the iguanid genus Anolis enclosed in amber of Oligocene or Miocene age from the Dominican Republic represents the first complete vertebrate fossil in amber as well as the oldest and only complete fossil of its genus. The fossil Anolis is very closely related to a recent form and will shed some light on the evolution of its genus which otherwise has a poor fossil record.

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Rieppel, O. Green anole in Dominican amber. Nature 286, 486–487 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1038/286486a0

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