A team of international scientists have unearthed a major haul of amphibian and reptile fossils in northeastern Brazil.
The fossils date back 278 million years, when all of the continents were joined together as the “supercontinent” of Pangea. Among them are two new species of "dvinosaur" - extinct eel-like relatives of the modern salamander - which were about 15 inches long, one of them with fangs and gills. Little is known about the animals and plants in this region of Pangea during the Permian period - the southern tropics don't contain many fossil finds, making this discovery all the more noteworthy. Read more: bbc.com