BERLIN – A giant creature, who eats mouth-like mouths and reptiles, has been spreading on Earth during the late Triassic period over 200 million years ago, science scientists on Thursday.
In a paper published on Thursday by the Science magazine, researchers from Poland say they are " find out that it was dinosaurs; in the same ones that would bring big plants at the time.
The great elephant creature, known as Lisowicia bojani after a town in the southern part of Poland where it was discovered, belonged to the same positive branch as a mammal.
Fossils similar to dicynodonts known as being found elsewhere, but had a date from an earlier date, before the majority of species of Earth disrupted a series of natural disasters .
"We usually wanted to disappear after the Permian boundaries, that mammals and their relatives were going back to the screen when Dinosaurs rose up and grown to large quantities, "said Grzegorz Niedzwiedzki, a paleontologist at Uppsala University in Sweden, his co-writer. paper.
How big dicynodonts were found that lived at the same time as sauropods – a family branch of the dinosaur who created the long-throated diplodocus afterwards – suggests that environmental issues in the Triassha could have been moving towards gigantism, the researchers said.
Christian Kammerer, a dicynodont expert at the Museum of Natural Sciences in North Carolina who was not involved, said the Lisowicia size was "sad."
"Dicynodonts have known before in both Permian and Triassic, but they were not at this stage," he said.
Kammerer said that whilst dicynodonts and dinosaurs were at the same time, there is still no evidence that they lived in the same habitats. He also questioned the findings of the study on the work of Lisowicia
"But, in general, I think this is a very interesting and important paper, and it shows us that there is a lot more left to learn about a maternal family in the early Triassic, "said Kammerer.