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‘Three-eyed’ extinct reptile was a bone-headed dinosaur mimic 100 million years early

Newly discovered Triopticus primus is one of many copy-cat animals A bizarre new extinct reptile with a domed skull of solid bone has been unearthed in Texas. If this sounds familiar, it could be because you have heard of a group of dinosaurs called the pachycephalosaurs that possessed very similar characteristics. One could almost call Triopticus a mimic were it not for the fact that it dates to 228-220 million years ago, meaning that it predates the pachycephalosaurs by over 100 million years.
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