|Greek basilisk / Photographer: Mark Sum / US Geological Survey|
Jesus lizards literally run across the surface of ponds in Central and South America. According to evolutionary thinking, all reptiles—snakes, turtles, gavials, dinosaurs, pterosaurs, chameleons, skinks, and Jesus lizards—descended from an unknown original reptilian form. What evidence might demonstrate this? Strings of fossils should clearly connect each basic reptile kind back to that supposed key ancestor. It should have interchangeable or adjustable body features that natural forces could have manipulated without disrupting the evolving creature's essential functions. A newly discovered fossil of a Jesus lizard in Wyoming shows just the opposite evidence.To read the full article in context, click on "Jesus Lizard Runs on Water, Tramples Evolution". Also, see the short video below of the basilisk running in slow motion (except for one short bit where it shows it can run five feet per second on water), with cute music.
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They discovered that moving across water requires unique features. This lizard doesn't really crawl across water—it motors.