Dating of dinosaur fossils

“Teleocrater is hugely exciting because it blows holes in many of our classic ideas of dinosaur origins.” A statement issued by Birmingham University about the study said it filled a “critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins”.

The Teleocrater lived just after a group of reptiles called the archosaurs split into two branches.

adaptation: Any heritable characteristic of an organism that improves its ability to survive and reproduce in its environment.A Teleocrater rhadinus, a close relative of dinosaurs, is seen feasting on an ancient mammal relative, Cynognathus, in Tanzania during the Triassic period in this artist's impression.


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