Contact: Sandra Hines
University of Washington
Caption: Artist rendering of Nyasasaurus parringtoni, either the earliest dinosaur or the closest dinosaur relative yet discovered. Nyasasaurus parringtoni was up to 10 feet long, weighed perhaps 135 pounds and is depicted near plant-eating reptiles of the genus Stenaulorhynchus.
Credit: (c)Natural History Museum, London/Mark Witton
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