Dimetrodon proven to be the first vertebrate carnivore with serrated teeth

February 7, 2014 4:29 PM

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Dimetrodon proven to be the first vertebrate carnivore with serrated teeth

A new investigation of the development of serrated teeth in land animals has found the first evidence that Dimetrodon was the first vertebrate animal to develop serrated teeth. The study was conducted by Kirstin Brink and Professor Robert Reisz from the University of Toronto Mississauga and published in the Feb. 7, 2014, issue of the journal Nature Communications.

Various species of Dimetrodon lived on Earth for 25 million years between 298 million years ago and 272 million years ago.

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