The oldest example of a plant reptile has been found, the fossil found in the 300-million-year-old rock in New Mexico.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History announced this week that the only structure of the cramp, jaw and tooth-protected reptile was called a herb, and this specialized food plant was not previously known as reptiles 200 million years older.
Fossil bones were found next to Alamogordo, Ethan Schuth, in Oklahoma's geological class area, in 2013.
He looks like a dinosaur. But, actually, the ancient animal type is much more old-fashioned, more closely related to dinosaurs. In fact, this is precisely the oldest known vegetarian type.
The bones were part of a magnificent and conserved skeleton. In addition to collecting bones every year around a year, bones have been spent, and more time to get rid of fossil bushes.
Palaeontology Commissioner Spencer Lucas and his museum group determined that the bones were around 300 million years ago, and the reptiles that lived during the early mushroom, or more than 50 million years ago, came from the dinosaurs.
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Lucas and researchers Matt Celeskey identified the skeleton in a new genus and species named Gordon Killers. Gordodon is derived from the word Greek or Greek, or fat, and Greek, from the blood or tooth, the species had sharp sharp teeth in its jaws.
Gordodon was 1.5 meters long and estimated 34 kilograms. It was thought to be a selective nutrition in high-nutrient plants, due to its skulls, jaws and advanced teeth.
This knows the oldest tetrapod of the fossil record. Previously, the first one created 205 million years during the Triassic era. The discovery that another 90 million years back promotes vegetarian vegetarianism.
"Gordodon has a great diastema incisor-like teeth in the mouth between the teeth in front and in the tooth," said Matt Celesky's paleontologist. "We see a lot of mammals alive today, rodents, rabbits, horses … [and] goats "
Gordodon was almost like a rabbit-shaped head, like slabs like two plates, on the front of the mouth, because small teeth are less teeth.
The museum's experts told other herbal reptiles that they were not selective, they found plants. But Gordodon says that they had some of the same specialties found in modern animals like goats and deer.
He also had a rigid and rigid arch on the spine. Why not know
The specific name of Kerry was promoted by Karl Krainer, Austrian geologist, during the Permian period in New Mexico.
"Gordodon has rewritten the book to understand the evolution of specialist herbage about 100 million years ago," Lucas said.