This weird Cretaceous amphibian has the oldest-recorded ballistic tongue

A color-coded CT scan of the albanerpetontid specimen gives us hints at what this ancient creature looked like and how it’s sling-shot tongue works. (Edward Stanley/Florida Museum of Natural History/VGStudioMax3.4/) What has scales, claws, and looks like a lizard? Well, strangely enough, it seems one group of strange ancient amphibians did. While these animals, albanerpetontids […]