These animals all have one thing in common: they have returned from the dead

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Lazarus animals are ones which have disappeared from the geological fossil record, only to reappear later.

Palaeontologists coined the term in reference to Lazarus, a man from the Bible said to have been resurrected by Jesus.

Who says science and religion are always at loggerheads?

Over 100 such creatures exist in the world.

Here's a few examples:

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