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Something New, but Old, from Australia’s Dead Heart

Credit: Peter McDonald

Spot the differences. On top is the newly recognised Oedura luritja, while at the bottom is Oedura cincta, another distantly related species that lives nearby with which it was long confused. Credit: Peter McDonald

By Paul Oliver & Peter McDonald

The identification of an ancient gecko species discovered hiding in Central Australia has provided new insights into how and when Australia’s deserts began to form 10 million years ago.

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