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Nicolas Jubera Professor Fuentes FSCS-101 Due date: 12/5/12 Science in the news #3 The earliest known dinosaur was thought by experts to live around 233 million years ago. However, the article “The earliest known dino?” by Michael Balter, shows how Sterling Nesbitt, a paleontologist at the University of Washington, Seattle, and his colleagues, after several researchers trying to find earlier known dinosaurs, found that a creature not bigger than a dog lived 233 million years ago in Tanzania's Manda Beds, which is 10 million years before than what the previous researchers showed. A team led by Sterling Nesbitt discovered a set of fossils in the Manda Beds, which might potentially be from a dinosaur which lived 243 years ago, becoming the
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Unformatted text preview: earliest known dinosaur found by experts. Nesbitt claims that the set of bones that they found are from a dinosaur or its closest relatives. However, the team doesn’t claim that the earliest dinosaur was evolved in Africa despite of the fact that the fossils were found in Tanzania. This research has become really important in the anthropology field, since it’s showing how the specie of dinosaurs was evolved way before than what previous researchers showed (10 million years). Moreover, the research also shows that dinosaurs might have started to mutate before that what experts have been thinking....
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