Photograph courtesy Krister T. Smith
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The fossil contains a juvenile specimen of the snake Palaeopython fischeri and its prey. The arrow points to the tip of the snout of the lizard inside the snake. An illustration highlighting the lizard—and the insect inside it—is down below.

Photograph courtesy Krister T. Smith

Amazing ‘Nesting Doll’ Fossil Reveals Bug in Lizard in Snake

Forty-eight million years ago, a snake ate a lizard with a bug in its belly, and all three fossilized—capturing an ancient food chain.

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