3-for-1 Fossil Find a Windfall for Paleontologists

It’s not often that paleontologists uncover a fossil that reveals what its dinner ate for dinner.

Working in Germany’s Messel Pit, a prehistoric volcanic lake, researchers found an insect inside of a lizard inside of a snake (a snalizect?), all preserved for posterity in ancient sediment. It’s essentially a prehistoric turducken, although not one you’re likely to serve up at Thanksgiving dinner.

There’s Levels Here
This particular example of fossil-ception let researchers peer into

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