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Person relinquished the third eye. For sleep

And some animals kept this relic

Tuatara — a priceless treasure for scientists because it is — one of the oldest reptile in the world this type of about 225 million years. Leaving only a few islands of New Zealand. It is a living fossil that looks like a lizard, recalls the time when four-legged turned into turtles, lizards, crocodiles and dinosaurs. Since then, it has not changed, and therefore makes it possible to judge how it would look like "contemporaries," writes science.compulenta.ru.

Samon remarkable — this animal has education at the top of the head, which looks like

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As people lost their third eye

September 28, 2012 1:14

In lizards have a small point at the top of the head, which is called the parietal eye. This eye is not as complicated or useful as the other two in front of the head, but at least he reacts to light.

Female Sphenodon punctatus (photo Alan Hill).

Does this mean that in the future will be the descendants of the modern three-eyed lizard? No, it's just a vestigial trait.

In fact, the majority of animals (and humans as well) had a chance to get a third eye, but we refused.

Tuatara —

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