Fossil Discovery Means a Link Is No Longer Missing Find in Madagascar Likely Dates to Time near Birth of Major Animal Classes
Stevens, Susan, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer
Scientists have unearthed what they believe may be the oldest dinosaur fossils ever discovered, pushing back the presumed dawn of dinosaurs several million years.
The find sheds new light on a gap in the fossil record of the middle- to late-Triassic period 230 million years ago, when mammals, dinosaurs and reptiles co-existed.
A team of scientists, including Lisle resident and Northern Illinois University professor Michael Parrish, excavated the bones from a site in Madagascar during four separate expeditions from 1996 to 1999. Their results are published in today's issue of the journal Science.
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Publication information: Article title: Fossil Discovery Means a Link Is No Longer Missing Find in Madagascar Likely Dates to Time near Birth of Major Animal Classes. Contributors: Stevens, Susan - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: October 22, 1999. Page number: 15. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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