Meet Eodromaeus, world's oldest dinosaur found so far

After some 230 million years of anonymity, a dinosaur called Eodromaeus greeted the world today.

During a routine excavation, a group of paleontologists found what they believed to just be well-preserved samples of bones of a known line of dinosaurs. But, instead, they had unearthed Eodromaeus (“dawn runner”), a previously undiscovered dinosaur whose existence provides information about life in the earliest era of dinosaurs and gives scientists clues about the evolution of the animal.

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