First Dinosaur Fossils Discovered in Saudi Arabia
For the first time, confirmed dinosaur fossils have been found in Saudi Arabia
Both fossils date from the early Devonian period, by which time simple plants had long colonised the land and begun diversifying. One was found in France and dates from 407 million years ago, while the other, from Canada, is 397 million years old.
According to lead researcher Philippe Gerrienne of the University of Liège, Belgium, they predate the previous record-holders by at least 10 million years.
Source: New Scientist