In New Mexico (USA), the discovery of fossil reptiles about 300 million years ago, the oldest of the fossil-reptile fossil reptiles, is "rewriting" the evolution of this animal class, according to Efe. discovery researchers.
"We will rewrite the books of history, if the period of evolution of herbaceous plants is magnified," explained Spencer Lucas, curator of the Natural History and New Science Museum of Science in Paleontology, who described Gordodon's discovery. , the name given to the reptile, as one of the "most significant discoveries".
Gordodon, weighing 1.5 meters and weighing 34 kilograms (75 pounds), was discovered in 2013 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, near Ethan Schuth, a trip to the Geology class. Oklahoma University.
The group headed by Lynn Soreghan was contacted at the museum that was discovered in Lucas and Albuquerque, who was contacted in the next few years by Fossil, responsible for the treatment and investigation of extraction, according to the Natural History and Science Museum this week. New Mexico (NMMNHS, in English).
The only cruciate structure, the type of jaw and reptile teeth, indicates that a herbarium was unknown to those animals of more than 200 million years.
According to Luke, Gordodon lived in Permian, about 50 million years ago before suggesting dinosaurs.
"They are similar to us, mammals, rather than dinosaurs," said the researcher. Gordodon comes with a word "fat" and a combination of "odon" or Greek tooth or toothache. long and sharp teeth on her jaws.
Together with Lucas, together with Matt Celeskey, fossils were identified as a new species of herbivor, and in terms of size and weight, it would be similar to the dog labrador.
The discovery is another important aspect, as the first herbivores ate all kinds of plants, but the reptiles, also known as "seeds and fruits," in New Mexico, say, as sheep, deer and rabbits, nowadays. .
"Gordodon was more aware of what he was eating," said Lucas.
Gordon lived in Permian for about 50 million years before suggesting dinosaurs. (EFE)