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Early dinosaur cousins had crocodile-like features


Paleobiologist’s dicovery of the teleocrater rhadinus – the earliest-known dinosaur relative – has overturned popular predictions as the six-foot-long lizard-like creature was found to have walked on four legs like a crocodile and was not dinosaur-like. This carnivorous creature, unearthed in southern Tanzania, was approximately seven to 10 feet long, with a long neck and tail, and instead of walking on two legs, it walked on four crocodylian legs.