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Yamatosaurus izanagii: New species of duck-billed dinosaur

An international team of Palaeontologists (who studies fossils) has identified a new genus and species of hadrosaur. Hadrosaur is also called duck-billed dinosaur. The species has been named as Yamatosaurus izanagii. About the discovery The new fossil discovery has provided information about the hadrosaur migration. According to the discovery, they migrated from Asia to North ..

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What is Potamophylax coronavirus?

Kosovar Biologist Halil Ibrahimi has named a newly discovered insect after COVID-19 virus. About the insect Ibrahimi spent years working on a different type of Caddisfly species. The species was found in Accursed Mountains (Kosovo’s Western Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park). It has now been named as “Potamophylax coronavirus”. The species is endemic to the ..

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Dracopristis hoffmanorum: Godzilla shark discovered in New Mexico

In 2013, Jonh Paul Hodnett, a graduate student unearthed fossil of a shark at Albuquerque, New Mexico. It turns out that, it is a fossil of a new shark species so far not known to man. After seven years of excavation, it has been named as Dragon shark. It is also called Hoffman’s Dragon shark ..

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Three-branded Rosefinch: New bird species in India

A team of scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society recorded a new species of bird. It has been identified as the three banded Rosefinch. The new bird species was identified while exploring the high-altitude coniferous forests of Arunachal Pradesh. Three branded Rosefinch The three branded Rosefinch is a resident of southern China and a ..

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Portulaca laljii: New Species of Wild Sun Rose

The scientists have discovered a new species called Portulaca laljii. It is a wild Sun Rose found in the Eastern Ghats. About Portulaca laljii The Portulaca lajii was discovered in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. The unique features of Portulaca lajii are as follows: Tuberous Roots. A tuberous root is a storage root. It ..

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