Recently, geologist Dr Benjamin Burger identified a rock layer in Utah that he believed might have formed during the Permian and subsequent Triassic period
that could shed light on the cause of the Great Dying.
The only exception until recently were dinosaur footprints from the Triassic period
in the High Tatras, discovered in 1977 in Ticha dolina.
In the Late Triassic period
, the hills of south Wales and the south west of England formed an archipelago that was inhabited with small dinosaurs and relatives of the Tuatara, a reptilian fossil from New Zealand.
The newly discovered fossils aren't quite that old but they do date to the end of the Triassic period
, the beginning of the age of dinosaurs.
Reflecting primitive characteristics from the Triassic period
, the sixgill shark has more extinct relatives than alive.
It is the first North American fossil horseshoe crab from rocks of the Triassic Period
The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period
, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period.
The creature, closely related to the plesiosaur with its long neck, was about 10ft long and lived during the Middle Triassic period
when the first dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Published in Science Advances, the study found strong evidence of this coral-algae relationship in fossilized coral skeletons dating back to the late Triassic period
, a time when the first dinosaurs appeared and Earth's continents were a single land mass known as Pangea.
Teleocrater, a 7ft to 10ft long and 2ft tall carnivore weighing between 20lb and 65lb, walked the Earth during the Triassic period
and predates true dinosaurs by around 10 million years.
It lived during the Triassic Period
millions of years before the first dinosaurs.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere will head towards values not seen since the Triassic period
, 200 million years ago.