Silesaurus (New dinosaur the oldest?)

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Tue Oct 29 20:20:22 CST 2002


Thanks, Ken.  Very enlightening.  230 million year old.
Robin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Kinman" <kinman at HOTMAIL.COM>
To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 5:00 PM
Subject: Silesaurus (New dinosaur the oldest?)


> Dear All,
>       Exciting news!!!  A new dinosaur (Silesaurus opolensis) from the
> Triassic of Poland is said to be the oldest known dinosaur.  Should cause
> quite a stir in the dinosaur world.
>       The artist's rendition shows it as being quadrupedal (but it doesn't
> look like an obligate quadruped).  You could perhaps imagine it running up
> (and clambering around in) trees, almost like a monkey.  It can be seen
> here:
> http://www1.gazeta.pl/wyborcza/1,34471,1079221.html
>
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