Human Vs Nyasasaurus

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Artwork showing the relative scale of humans and Nyasasaurus ('Lake Nyasa lizard'). This animal, from Tanzania, lived around 234 million years ago during the middle of the Triassic Period; and as such, it may be the oldest known dinosaur (as of March 2022), predating the previous record-holder by 12 million years. It measured 2-3 metres long and was carnivorous. Its study has been difficult, because it is only known from a few vertebrae and a humerus.

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Title: Human Vs Nyasasaurus

Date: 18 May 2022

Category: Infographics

Keywords: animal, carnivore, comparison, dinosaur, earliest, extinct, fauna, hunter, infographic, Middle Triassic, Nyasasaurus, oldest, paleoart, paleontology, size