The earliest dinosaur is a Parrington!

Interesting news from the world of paleontology – the earliest known relative to the dinosaur has been discovered and it takes the origins of dinosaurs 15 million years further back in time!


The new discovery is called Nyasasaurus parringtoni and is 243 million years old.

As stated in an article in Nature

“The fossils were discovered in the 1930s in southern Tanzania by Rex Parrington, a palaeontologist at the University of Cambridge, UK.”

Have a look at the Nature article above or here for more information.