Can you imagine being 245 MILLION years old?????
Paleontologists have a fossil so old, well…we don't have time for Yo Mama jokes, but the fossil is believed to be the oldest dinosaur ever discovered.
The crazy part is…it's been sitting in London's Natural History Museum for DECADES!
Named Nyasasaurus parringtoni, the specimen is 10 to 15 million years older than the closest…"relative."
The fossil was discovered by Cambridge University's Francis Rex Parrington near Lake Nyassa (now called Lake Malawi) in the 1930's, but scientists didn't find a conclusion about the dino until now.
Wowza!!!!! What else can we learn about this ancient dinosaur????
And we do mean ANCIENT!
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