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Contender for world’s oldest dinosaur identified

African specimen suggests lineage may have arisen 15 million years earlier than thought

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4:18pm, December 5, 2012

What may be the most ancient dinosaur ever found — or at least a very close relative to the oldest currently known examples — could push the appearance of the awesome beasts back to 243 million years ago.

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