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Discovery of Oldest Known Dinosaur

Discovery of Oldest Known Dinosaur

Posted on 07 Dec 2012 at 2:02pm

A new find by palaeontologists in southern Africa may just have discovered the oldest dinosaur known to man. The find, which researchers are describing as having significant evolutionary importance, have been dated at being 10 to 15 million years older than the earliest fossils found to date, helping to explain what palaeontologists are calling an “evolutionary gap.”

Researchers from the University of Washington, the University of California Berkeley and the Natural History Museum of the UK discovered one upper arm bone and six vertebrae belonging to Nyasasaurus parringtoni, a dinosaur…