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Continuing our Triassic tale, we find the harried Broomistega seeking shelter from the scorching sun. Paleontologists surmise that many creatures of this period waited out the wild climate swings by retreating underground. Indeed, many specimens were found in burrow casts similar to that of our prehistoric duo.

Not only was the 1975 specimen the first inter-species burrow cohabitation*, but it’s also the most complete Broomistega skeleton found yet.

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*Okay, the word “cohabitation” may be a stretch, much like the tale I tell above. More than likely, their meeting was brief—cut short by the flood that entombed them.