The ancestors of dinosaurs might have established themselves in present-day Tanzania and Zambia, suggest newly discovered fossils.

Newly discovered fossils from 10 million years after the world’s largest known extinction indicate that dinosaurs’ ancestors might have taken hold in present-day Tanzania and Zambia, millions of years before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and much earlier than dinosaur relatives are seen in the fossil record elsewhere.

The Monitor_April 30_2013

Read more my latest story “Was Africa the motherland of dinosaur predecessors?” in The Christian Science Monitor.