Paleontology Current Affairs, GK & News

Two new Fossil Flowers in Myanmar

The palaeontologists recently discovered two fossil flowers in Myanmar. The flowers lived by the end of Cretaceous period. They are some 100 million years old. The two flowers were Phylica piloburmensis and Eophylica priscastellata. What does the discovery say? The discovery of the two new fossil flowers implies that these flowers have sustained different evolutionary ..

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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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WWF, forest officials claim discovery of stegodon in Saharanpur district

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 ..

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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 ..

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