An elephant-sized Late Triassic synapsid with erect limbs

@article{Sulej2019AnEL,
  title={An elephant-sized Late Triassic synapsid with erect limbs},
  author={T. Sulej and G. Niedźwiedzki},
  journal={Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={363},
  pages={78 - 80}
}
  • T. Sulej, G. Niedźwiedzki
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • A proto-mammalian giant Early terrestrial amniotes evolved into two groups: the sauropsids, which led to the bird and dinosaur lineages, and the synapsids, which led to mammals. Synapsids were diverse during the Permian but were greatly reduced after the end-Permian extinction (about 252 million years ago). The few groups that survived into the Triassic were mostly small and retained a sprawling gait. Sulej and Niedźwiedzki, however, describe a dicynodont from the Late Triassic of Poland that… CONTINUE READING
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