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Dinoguy89

Interesting article, it's always fascinating to read about what could have lived in the Antarctica many years ago, it would be incredible to see what treasures lie beneath the ice. 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Very interesting! Thanks for posting this :) Triassic reptiles are fascinating!

-Christian

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DD1991

Antarctanax is the latest in a series of Mesozoic reptiles found in Antarctica. Although Cryolophosaurus is the most complete dinosaur ever found in Antarctica, Antarctica has played a role in understanding vertebrate distribution during the Early Triassic because Edwin Colbert's discovery of Lystrosaurus fossils in Antarctica supported the theory of plate tectonics and therefore put to rest remaining opposition to Alfred Wegener's continental drift hypothesis, given that Lystrosaurus fossils had been previously known from South Africa and India.

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The Amateur Paleontologist
On 01/02/2019 at 5:40 AM, DD1991 said:

Antarctanax is the latest in a series of Mesozoic reptiles found in Antarctica. Although Cryolophosaurus is the most complete dinosaur ever found in Antarctica, Antarctica has played a role in understanding vertebrate distribution during the Early Triassic because Edwin Colbert's discovery of Lystrosaurus fossils in Antarctica supported the theory of plate tectonics and therefore put to rest remaining opposition to Alfred Wegener's continental drift hypothesis, given that Lystrosaurus fossils had been previously known from South Africa and India.

I love those informative posts you make :)

-Christian

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