The fossil was found in Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar which is 99 million years old. An unprecedented discovery - the head of a tiny dinosaur preserved in amber, made world news. The new animal was named Oculudentavis khaungraae
. That classification, however, later turned out to be incorrect.
"It was not a dinosaur, but a very bizarre lizard - belonging to a group which includes present-day lizards, but also chameleons and monitor lizards,"
explains Andrej Čerňanský, an evolutionary biologist and palaeontologist from the CU. "It certainly...