Nyasasaurus http://kplu.org en Why it took more than 80 years to identify the world's oldest dinosaur http://kplu.org/post/why-it-took-more-80-years-identify-worlds-oldest-dinosaur <p></p><p>A researcher at the University of Washington says he’s identified the oldest dinosaur ever – pushing back the emergence of dinosaurs by millions of years.</p><p>The fossilized bones were discovered back in the 1930s, in Tanzania, in a major find that included a vast collection of specimens. They were gathering dust at the Natural History Museum, London, until the scientist who had custody passed away.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Longest unpublished dissertation ever?</strong></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:02:56 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7281 at http://kplu.org Why it took more than 80 years to identify the world's oldest dinosaur