Fossil provides info on climate

Hi everyone,

It is amazing how much fossils can do. Even those that Australian writers described as an “ugly, cow-sized reptile.”

Please check out the Lucy tweet (see left column)  on the discovery of a fossil that suggests there was a desert, about where present-day Niger would be, 266 to 252 million years ago. It provided a dry zone in the middle of the moister Pangaea, the super continent that covered Earth at that time. Here is an artist’s rendition of what the animal would have looked like.




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