When it comes to prehistoric animals, we may tend to only think of the dinosaurs.
Historically speaking, however, dinosaurs only walked this Earth for about 135 million years, a relatively short time in terms of the planet’s formation.
With more research and fossil findings, however, scientists continue to shed light on the creatures that roamed the Earth long before the dinosaurs. While some species alive today – such as sharks, bees, and cockroaches – were around at the same time as the dinosaurs, new research from the University of Bristol is teaching us about the dinos’ earlier ancestors: pareiasaurs.
Do you agree with their classification as the “ugliest fossil reptiles”?