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New dinosaur may be oldest by 10 million years


Working with fossils found in Tanzania, scientists have discovered what may be the oldest known dinosaur.

“If the newly named Nyasasaurus parringtoni is not the earliest dinosaur, then it is the closest relative found so far,” according to Sterling Nesbitt, a University of Washington postdoctoral researcher in biology.

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Photo credit: ©Natural History Museum, London/Mark Witton

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