Scientists, in the Triassic period, between 205 million to 210 million years ago, as well as dinosaurs as well as the size of an elephant crawling on the plants with a horny beak the size of an elephant cousin of the size of a mammal, he says.
Scientists in Poland, the four-legged monster Lisowicia bojani discovered that they discovered a fossil. It was that the dinosaurs were not the only thing on earth at that time.
He also showed that mammal-like reptiles belonging to Lisowicia did not die as previously believed group called dicynodonts.
Upp We think that Europe is one of the most unexpected fossil discoveries from Triassic, iy said the paleontologist Grzegorz Niedzwiedzki of Uppsala University in Sweden.
Lisowicia, the largest non-living dinosaur, was about 4.5 meters long, 2.6 meters tall and weighing 9 tons. At that time, the other single giants were the first members of the dinosaur group, called the four-legged, long-necked and long-tailed sauropods.
Niedzwiedzki, "Lisowicia skulls and jaws were extremely specialized: toothless and mouth turtles and horned dinosaurs, such as a horny beak is equipped," said Niedzwiedzki, as if some of his relatives obscured whether or not teeth.
Triassic was the opening part of the age of the dinosaurs, followed by the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The first dinosaurs appeared roughly 230 million years ago. Many of the oldest dinosaurs were small enough to be overshadowed by large terrain reptiles, including scary hunters, called rauisuchians and crocodile-like fitozores.
"The Late Triassic Period was not only the time for the dinosaurs to rise, but also when the last dictators decided to compete with the dinosaurs. In the end, the dinosaurs won this evolutionary competition," says the paleontologist Tomasz Sulej of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Paleobiology.
Dicynodonts mixed reptile and mammalian characteristics. Millions of years ago, these vegetarians, who evolved in late Triassic over the years of the first mammals, have spread over a wide area from small caverns to large scanners. In Central and Late Triassic they became predominant field herbivores, but so far were thought to have died before the dinosaurs became dominant land animals.
Scientists in the Polish village of Lisowice, a few Lisowicia individuals representing 100 bone samples were revealed.
Analysis of the limbs of the creatures showed that their bones had a rapid growth rate similar to a mammal or dinosaur.
The research was published in Science magazine.
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