In Poland, archaeologists have found the remains of a giant dicynodont.
A detailed description of this unique find was published in
the journal Science, and she herself is called by scientists “a landmark discovery.”
What is the significance of this, without exaggeration, very loud
events in world archeology?
It turns out that Dicynodont is the “direct” ancestor of many
modern mammals, including humans. And he
existed during dinosaur times, practically, as it turned out,
nothing yielding to them.
We will note that earlier many researchers believed that
the oldest members of our class were small warm-blooded
animals that feed mainly on insects, such as 30 grams
monkey, the remains of which were once found in China.
Such crumbs appeared about 200-250 million years ago and
lived in parallel with the dinosaurs, until they became extinct. And only after
of this, they began to actively evolve, becoming, at the end
all in person.
Unlike small warm-blooded monkeys, dicinodont is simply
giant. The remains of this “ancestor” found near the village of Lisovicia
human beings “demonstrate an individual four and a half meters long and
almost three meters tall, and weighing no less than nine tons. Find
which Polish archaeologists have called the “Lisian Association of Boyanus”,
proves that these animals existed along with dinosaurs,
were no less powerful and dominant at that time of development
animal world on earth.
However, as Tomasz Sulej says (Tomasz Suley) – professor
Warsaw Institute of Paleontology, it is not clear how these different
animals coexisted in that distant time and why dinosaurs suddenly
extinct, and the giants diccinodonts in the next 150 million years
become the dominant animal species on Earth?
Scientists will still find out all this (or, at least,
try to figure out) good now they have material for such
research. Here, scientists write, and the significance lies,
almost epoch-making finds near the village of Lisovitsii in