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Paleontologists in Texas have unearthed a nearly complete fossil of a dimetrodon, a reptile-like predator that roamed the Permian landscape 287 million years ago.
dimetrodon is often mistaken for a dinosaur, although dimetrodons pre-dated dinos by millions of years.
the new find is the most complete skeleton of the species found in 100 years
The new Willi specimen may help clear up questions about how many dimetrodon species there were, Bakker said. But Willi will also be a tool for e
Dimetrodon preceded the earliest dinosaurs by more than 40 million years
Originally posted by Velocismo
40 million year old fossilized ... animal? is it still called a dinosaur?
Originally posted by TheWill
270 million / 5000 = 0.054 million, not 4 million. If they were 4 million times as long ago as the egyptians, it would have to be 20,000 mya. (20 billion years ago... just a tad older than the earth, in our current understanding)
Originally posted by SaturnFX
so really it is to dinosaurs what ape is to man...interesting.
Can you imagine seeing a lion sized lizard outside your door...crazy.