Triassic Bites and a Carnivore Conundrum

The Triassic was one of the strangest times in the history of the planet. Rebounding from the worst mass extinction of all time, life flourished into startling new varieties, including the first dinosaurs, weird marine reptiles, and croc-line critters that came in forms like "armadillodiles" and huge, jagged-toothed carnivores, to name just a few Triassic stars. But the strange nature of the Triassic extends beyond the odd anatomy of the creatures that evolved during the period.

While paleontologists are still piecing together the details of Triassic life for the early parts ...

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