10-year hunt adds to the global fossil record

Image: The skull of a gorgonopsian, a distant mammal relative and top predator during its pre-dinosaur era about 255 million years ago. This fossil was collected in 2009 in Zambia.  Credit: Christian Sidor/University of Washington

By: Madeline Harvey

Southern Africa was one great big Triassic park.

A 10-year project involving 27 scientists, 2,200 fossils and multiple expeditions to southern Africa has produced a treasure trove of information about the life of dinosaurs in the Triassic period.

Read more about their findings at Select.timeslive.co.za.

Triassic treasure hunt yields African dinosaur bonanza


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