How much we admire reptiles it will never be enough, of course, a fact proved by the latest discovery of a new reptile species dating back from the Triassic Period. Thanks to one of the greatest team out there, we will get to know what it appears to be a new reptile species, so intriguing and so ancient, too!
Apparently, nobody loves reptiles more than the researchers from Midwestern University! How so? Well, let’s just say that they nailed with their latest research. The incredible team of researchers from the University succeeded to develop in some of the greatest conditions and parameters, their newest study regarding a new reptile species.
They found how the new species lived many years ago, having their origins back to the Triassic period, approximately situated on the Rio Grande grounds of Brazil.
New Reptile Species From The Triassic Period Found By Researchers
Researchers identified the new reptile species as ‘Clevsaurus hadroprodon,’ meaning it is a reptile with gecko dimensions, with a set of unique teeth, and terrestrial skills. The reptile’s fossils, skull, and jaws, were gathered from Triassic rocks, known as one of the oldest rocks out there, between 236 million and 227 million years old.
Researchers give us a portrayal of what it could’ve been the new reptile species. With a set of primitive teeth, sharply and very blade-like, the reptiles could easily develop an action of hard pressing and chewing. What’s intriguing is the fact that it could be associated with the well-known back to our day, snake or even a lizard, being part of the lepidosaurs category.
However, researchers focused more on their teeth and their structure, because, as they stated, this subject is the most important. They understand better the new reptile species skills and other actions, such as moving. Also, the latest study will help researchers to discover more species in the future.
Erin VanDyke lives on her family farm and has more than 35 years of hands-on experience with the use of livestock guard dogs for predator control. On their farm, Jan and her family use corgis as herding dogs and have raised Shetland sheep, Fainting goats, Morgan and Trakehner horses, and historic breeds of chickens and turkeys. Erin is also an active beekeeper.