Scientists in Brazil have uncovered a new species of dinosaur. The creature, identified from fossils, is thought to have lived more than 2000 million years ago, making it one of the earliest known dinosaurs. The research team, from the University of Rio de Janeiro, says that there are strong similarities with remains discovered in Europe, which lends weight to the view that the world’s landmasses were once joined as a single continent in Triassic times.
The fossilised remains were discovered in Agua Negra, near the city of Santa Maria, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, by an elderly man out for a walk. His name is Tolentino Marafiga, so the new species has been named Unaysaurus Tolentinoi.