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35-million-year-old rare cetacean fossils discovered in Meghalaya

The fossil discovery in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills has piqued global interest. However, there are growing concerns about preserving these ancient relics

Fossilised jawbone in South Garo Hills(Geological Survey of India- North East Region)
Published on May 12, 2024 12:11 AM IST
ByDavid Laitphlang

Fossils found in Gujarat's Kutch may belong to largest snake ‘Vasuki’: Study

Vertebrae measurements indicate Vasuki Indicus likely had a broad, cylindrical body, inferred from lengths of 38-62mm and widths of 62-111mm.

The fossils were dated back to the Middle Eocene period, approximately 47 million years ago.(Source: Scientific Reports)
Published on Apr 19, 2024 03:45 PM IST

Flowers may be more ancient than dinosaurs, say scientists

The timing of flowers’ evolution is still a matter of debate between scientists, but most scientists are in one of two camps: Jurassic or Cretaceous.

The timing of flowers’ evolution is still a matter of debate between scientists, but most scientists are in one of two camps: Jurassic or Cretaceous.(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 05:05 PM IST
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Jharkhand to protect fossil rock in Dumka district to attract tourists

The fossil rock containing many animals and birds such as squirrels, hoofs of deer, fish, primitive man, etc has been brought to Jharkhand Tourism dept's notice

Jharkhand to protect fossil rock in Dumka district to attract tourists (File Photo by Twitter/kundanamitabh)
Published on Oct 28, 2023 06:42 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Dumka

DNA traces found in fossil of six million-year-old sea turtle

The turtle would have been about a foot (30 cm) long when alive, and its DNA is closely related to today's Kemp's ridley and olive ridley turtles.

The turtle is from the same genus - Lepidochelys - as two of the world's seven living species of sea turtles - the Kemp's ridley, the world's smallest sea turtle, and the olive ridley. (Representational Image: Pixabay/Pexels)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 05:08 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
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