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Fossils from Zimbabwe dating back 230 million years explain the dinosaurs’ hidden origins in Pangaea.
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Fossils from Zimbabwe dating back 230 million years explain the dinosaurs’ hidden origins in Pangaea.

There was no Asia, Europe, Africa, or North America 200 million years ago. The first dinosaurs known to mankind lived on Pangaea, the only supercontinent that ever existed. The genesis and distribution of early dinosaurs across Pangaea were influenced by several temperature zones, according to a Yale University study that was recently published. The study's authors looked at a group of dinosaur fossils found in Zimbabwe. They think the fossils are 230 million years old and come from the earliest known African, South American, and Asian Triassic dinosaur species. The fossils provide crucial information regarding the dispersal of dinosaurs, followed by subsequent amphibians, mammals, and reptiles across Pangaea. What impact did climatic belts have on where dinosaurs were found on Pang...