They have been called the remains of an enormous creature that eats dicynodont plants Lisowicia bojani have recently been discovered in Poland – and scientists believe that this old herbivore existed 200 million years ago, in the late Triassic period.
As Phys.org reports, this strange creature had features that were very similar to a reptile and also had a beak-shaped mouth. However, this large reptile was the size of an elephant – weighing 9 tons – and was, in fact, a mammal despite its appearance.
In the new study describing this astounding discovery, Polish researchers have made it very clear that their discovery completely removes the idea that dinosaurs were, at this time, the only plants that rumbled on Earth. And while other dicynodons were certainly discovered in other areas, they all lived in earlier periods.
herbivores Lisowicia bojani was named after the village in Poland where it was discovered and scientists notice that this newly discovered creature is considered to be a mammal. Paleontologist Grzegorz Niedzwiedzki, from Uppsala University in Sweden, co-authored the study of this new creature. He explained, "We believe that after the end of the Permian end, their mammals and relatives retreated in shadows, while the dinosaurs rose and grew to huge size."
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Christian Kammerer – who is a specialist in dicynodonts medicine, from the Natural Sciences Museum in North Carolina – called the great size of Lisowicia bojani which has just been discovered "surprisingly". However, he noticed that the remnants of this creature clearly illustrate that scientists still have much to learn about the animals that lived in the late period.
"The big dictatorships were known before both in Permian and Triassic but never at this scale. However, in general, I think this is a very interesting and important work and shows that there is still much to be learned about early relatives of Triassic mammals ".
Other vegetable remains that have been discovered have been found to have a wide range of sizes – from small creatures to the largest ones. Lisowicia bojani remnants that have recently been found in an animal that would have been considered as large for that period.
In accordance with Independent, Dr. Tomasz Sulej from the Polish Academy of Sciences said: "Lisowicia's discovery changes our ideas about the latest history of cycling, triassic mammals. There are also a lot more questions about what he really does the dinosaurs so great. "
The new study on the remnants of great dicynodon, discovered by Polish scientists, was published in Science.