Gi­ant mam­mal found

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NIE -

SCI­EN­TISTS have un­cov­ered a gi­gan­tic mam­mal-like rep­tile the size of an ele­phant they be­lieve lived dur­ing the Tri­as­sic era. Di­nosaurs liv­ing more than 200 mil­lion years ago may have dom­i­nated the plains and grass­lands of pre­his­toric Earth, but it turns out they still had some size­able com­pe­ti­tion. Sci­en­tists un­veiled the dis­cov­ery of fos­silised re­mains be­long­ing to a pre­vi­ously un­known species of di­cyn­odont, they be­lieve rubbed shoul­ders with large Tri­as­sic-era di­nosaurs, in­clud­ing the rel­a­tives of sauropods such as diplodocus and bra­chiosaurus. For more on this go to:

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