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Discovery of Bones of Pliosaur reptiles

Recently, people have discovered the bones of Pliosaur in a cornfield in the Polish village of Krzyzanowice. Pliosaurs were aquatic carnivorous reptiles that lived between 220 and 70 million years ago. They are classified in the order Plesiosauria along with their long-necked relatives, the plesiosaurs. They were characterized by massive heads, short necks, and streamlined tear-shaped ..


Adratiklit Boulahfa

Adratiklit Boulahfa is a new species of stegosaurus discovered by the scientists. Scientists have dated it to 168 million years ago. This makes it the oldest known member of that group of dinosaurs ever known. The remains were discovered in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is also the first stegosaurus to be found ..


Geological Survey of India (GSI) North Eastern Region (NER) installs two geological display boards at two important geological sites

In Meghalaya, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) North Eastern Region (NER) has recently installed two geological display boards at two important geological sites in the State with geo-scientific information which will help in creating awareness among visiting tourists, students and the general public. The boards are unvieled at two important geological sites in the ..


A site containing 220-million-year-old fossilized remains of dinosaurs discovered in Argentina

A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilized remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina. According to Argentinian paleontologist Ricardo Martinez of the University of San Juan, there are almost ten different individuals, with practically no sediment. The discovery is doubly important because there are at least 7 or 8 individuals of ..


Tyrannosaurus rex as much bigger

Tyranosaurus rex has a living weight of 8, 800 kilo grams. They are 66 million years old. It was first discovered in Canada in 1991. A team of Paleontologists at University of Alberta came to this conclusion after measuring its skull, hip and limbs. The skeleton was put together in Canada after a hard work ..


Microfossils at Strelley Pool hint at life on Mars

In Western Australia, there is a remote large, dry, thinly populated region called Pilbara, which is famous for its vast mineral deposits. In this Pilbara region, there is a site known as Strelley Pool, where in 2007, some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth was found in 3.4 billion-year-old sandstones. These sandstones preserve ..