Photo: Tuatara Ancestor Adds to "Sunken New Zealand" Debate



Newfound fossil jawbones, such as the one seen above, belong to an 18-million-year-old tuatara relative.

The find has rekindled debate about whether the landmass that is now New Zealand went underwater for millions of years.

Image courtesy Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.