mammal-like reptiles

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mammal-like reptiles

an extinct group of Synapsid reptiles containing the Therapsids and Pelycosaurs which existed from Carboniferous to Triassic times, and probably gave rise to modern mammals.
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Scientists on Thursday unveiled the discovery of a gigantic mammal-like reptile the size of an elephant that they believe rubbed shoulders with large Triassic-era dinosaurs, including the relatives of sauropods such as Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus.
Dinosaurs living more than 200 million years ago may have had some sizable competition in the form of a gigantic mammal-like reptile discovered by scientists (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
This single genus of synapsid, a mammal-like reptile, populated much of Earth for 5 million years.
An army of mammal-like reptiles dominated vertebrate life.
This would make the creature Mexico's oldest terrestrial vertebrate and the first mammal-like reptile to be found there.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- During the Triassic period (252-201 million years ago) mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, pterosaurs, turtles, frogs, and lizards.
Its anklebones and vertebral column are also similar to the anatomy of previously known mammal-like reptiles.
The changes ill the anatomy of the jaws that took place as mammal-like reptiles evolved into mammals were characterized by an increase in the size of the temporalis muscle and the dentary bone and a reduction in the size of the postdentary bones (i.e., what was left of the mandibular arch) (figure 4).
The researchers have unearthed exquisitely preserved skulls and bones from mammal-like reptiles, along with fragments of what may be the oldest dinosaurs yet discovered.
"In fact, the teeth are extremely similar to those of certain mammals and certain very advanced mammal-like reptiles."
By noting that the southern beech tree, certain mammal-like reptiles known as Dicynodonts and other Australian flora and fauna are found only on Gondwana continents, scientists have determined that these continents were once linked .
the scientists say the most significant discoveries among the 3 tons of rock trucked from the Canadian site to Columbia and Harvard are 12 skulls and jaws of mammal-like reptiles known as Tritheledonts.