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Re: Oldest dinosaur (Silesaurus)



Dinogeorge wrote:

<<At 230 million years old, the dinosaur is squarely in the Middle Triassic 
Ladinian, unless someone has recently changed the geological time scale again.
Complete name is Silesaurus opolensis, named after Silesia, a region of 
Poland and Opole, the region/locale of Silesia where it was discovered.>>

The fossilferous beds of the Opole site are "early Late Triassic" in age,
that means Carnian.
Thus, Silesaurus is as old as other Carnian dinosaurs.

Best,
Fabio
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Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia, PhD
Museo Paleontologico Cittadino
Via Valentinis 134
I-34074 Monfalcone
ITALY
http://www.fante.speleo.it