WWF, forest officials claim discovery of stegodon in Saharanpur district

Published: June 20, 2020

A team of forest officials and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have claimed to have discovered fossil of a stegodon – a now-extinct elephant species known as Proboscideans – in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. The fossil is believed to be 5 to 8 million years old. The presence of stegodons shows the existence of dense forests and lots of river channels in the area during that time.

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