Tiny ancestor of dinosaurs found in Madagascar

a Small reptile with a size of 10 cm found in the Triassic sediments of Madagascar. She belonged to the group, from which came the dinosaurs and pterosaurs, scientists say, reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Meet Kongonaphon kely, a pocket-sized forerunner dinosaur that was smaller than your cellphone. https://t.co/o4cHSLcvlj

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Reptiles approximately 237 million years. Professionals have given this species the name Kongonaphon kely or “tiny killer bugs”.

‼ this RESEARCH ALERT: In the popular imagination, dinosaurs are towering, thundering animals like Tyrannosaurus rex. But a new study suggests that dinosaurs—& their pterosaur relatives—extremely evolved from small ancestors. Read more: https://t.co/uvMtbCLd2I pic.twitter.com/apWZAGsZ8K

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Previously, scientists have found a few ancestors of pterosaurs and dinosaurs belonging to the group of pricelopid.

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