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Earliest vertebrates from the dinosaur age found in Mozambique

12 January 2021

Fossils of the earliest vertebrate animals from the dinosaur era, about 245 million years old, were discovered in Mozambique for the first time, with dinosaur findings also looking likely. The results were published in the South African scientific journal "Palaeontologia Africana” last December. Leading author and IPFN researcher Ricardo Araújo announced that the team of eight researchers discovered several parts of the fragmented skulls and skeletons of Lystrosaurus dicynodonts. The research was funded by the Aga Khan Development Network and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.