Oldest South American Fossil Lizard Jaw (image) Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Share Print E-Mail Caption The animal was approximately 10 cm long and lived more than 130 million years ago in what is now the state of Minas Gerais. Its morphology differs from that of all other known lizard species. Credit Jonathas Bittencourt Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.