Scientists have found that an elephant was a gigantic monster with giant teeth larger than a elephant over 200 million years ago.
Dicynodonts are 40 percent larger than those previously found, belonging to an extinct group that ate mammals.
The remains of quirky creatures, with their turtle-like beaks and large teeth, had been dug in a prehistoric cemetery in the village of Lisowice, south of Poland, arguing that it was probably one of the last to survive.
He has hidden paleontologists for decades and his findings have been described as "once-in-a-lifetime discovery".
The animal could shed light on how the dinosaurs, which had just begun to take over the planet, were so massive.
Lisowicia was about 15 meters long, 9 feet tall and weighed about 9 tons – more than the largest modern African elephant.
Analysis of the limb bones revealed that it grew rapidly, like a mammal or dinosaur.
It dates back to about 10-15 million years ago, dating back to Late Triassic – about 10 million years later, compared to earlier dicynodonts findings.
The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Tomasz Sulej said: akr The discovery of Lisowicia is changing our thinking about the deadlines of thorners and mammalian Trias relatives.
”There are also a lot more questions about what makes them and the dinosaurs so great.“
As gigantic pterodactiles rose above, early dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles, frogs and lizards were an important time in the evolution that began to emerge.
During this period, all the lands on Earth came together and transformed into the big continent Panayea.
Recently, another animal species, therapsidler has become an increasing interest.
They are the ancestors of present-day mammals, including humans, and contain dicynodonts.
The plant ranges from small caverns to large scanners.
They were going to use their teeth to dig and defeat their predator. Most of them were toothless.
They were freed from the Permian mass extinction and became dominant terrestrial herbivores in Middle and Late Triassic.
They died before the dinosaurs became the dominant form of tetrapod on land.
But the new species described in Science change that.
Co-author of Uppsala University in Sweden. Grzegorz Niedzwiedzki, as Dicynodonts were incredibly successful animals in Central and Late Triassic.
Ud Lisowicia is the smallest dicynodont of Triassic and the largest non-dinosaur terrestrial tetrapod.
Ic It is natural to want to know how Dicynodonts are so great.
”Lisowicia is very exciting, because the classic Triassic ün mammal-like reptiles heyecan are making holes in most of their ideas.“
Since 2005, the amazing fossils have raised Lisowice.
More than 1,000 treasures of bone and bone were collected from the region, including Lisowicia.
The area is thought to be a riverbed during the Late Triassic.
Lisowicia shows that mammal-like elephant-sized dicynodonts are found at the same time as long-necked sauropodomorphic dinosaurs, unlike the previous belief.
Includes species such as Sauropodomorphs, Diplodocus or Brachiosaurus. It fills the gap in the fossil record of Dicynodonts.
Dr. Sulej added: i The discovery of such an important new species once in a lifetime discovery. Dr
Dicynodonts were mostly the size of a sheep and made Lisowicia so fantastic.
She had front legs that stretched out sideways like a lizard, but she had back legs that were flat and resembling the legs of a mammal.
He had large heads with barrel-shaped bodies and two small downward teeth, and a blunt beak, like a turtle.
We don't know if they have furs.
The name Dicynodont means "two canine females", and it is given to the teeth because their teeth are like teeth.
It is believed that Dicynodonts died in late Triassic 210 million years ago and left Lisowicia among the latter.
By Mark Waghorn
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