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Singh believes the fossil's markings mean it is most likely a Rugosa coral and that the period that they existed from was between 500 and 251 million years ago, the Paleozoic Era.(PTI)

Six-year-old stumbles upon fossil from million of years ago in garden in England

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Indian-origin boy finds millions of years old fossil in UK garden
An artist's reconstruction shows the extinct steppe mammoth, an evolutionary predecessor to the woolly mammoth that flourished during the last Ice Age.(via REUTERS)
An artist's reconstruction shows the extinct steppe mammoth, an evolutionary predecessor to the woolly mammoth that flourished during the last Ice Age.(via REUTERS)

Million-year-old Siberian mammoth teeth yield oldest DNA ever recovered

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:29 PM IST
The researchers said they had recovered and sequenced DNA from the remains of three individual mammoths.
Fossilized spheres and filaments--two common bacterial shapes--made of organic carbon (typically associated with life) can form abiotically (in the absence of living organisms) and might even be easier to preserve than bacteria.(ANI)
Fossilized spheres and filaments--two common bacterial shapes--made of organic carbon (typically associated with life) can form abiotically (in the absence of living organisms) and might even be easier to preserve than bacteria.(ANI)

Study explores which microfossils sign 'early life'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 06:06 PM IST
A new study could help settle arguments over which microfossils are signs of early life and which are not.
The image shows a whale skeleton.(REUTERS)
The image shows a whale skeleton.(REUTERS)

Researchers in Thailand unearth rare whale skeleton believed to be around 5,000 years old

Samut Sakhon | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The 12.5-metre (41 ft) long skeleton was found by a cyclist, who spotted part of a vertebrae coming out of the ground.
A fossil of a 425 million-year-old millipede called Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed in Scotland.(REUTERS)
A fossil of a 425 million-year-old millipede called Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed in Scotland.(REUTERS)

Millipede from Scotland is world’s oldest-known land animal

Edinburgh | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Researchers said the fossil of the Silurian Period creature, called Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed on the island of Kerrera in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, inhabited a lakeside environment and likely ate decomposing plants.
The Akal Wood Fossil Park, 18km from Jaisalmer. Experts said the presence of the marine fossils of the Middle Eocene period indicates that about 47 million years ago, there was a sea in the Jaisalmer area.(HT)
The Akal Wood Fossil Park, 18km from Jaisalmer. Experts said the presence of the marine fossils of the Middle Eocene period indicates that about 47 million years ago, there was a sea in the Jaisalmer area.(HT)

Discovery of marine fossils suggests Jaisalmer desert was a sea 47 million years ago

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 06:14 PM IST
A number of fossils of vertebrates such as whales, shark teeth, crocodilian teeth and bones of turtles from the middle Eocene Age were unearthed from Bandah village in Jaisalmer
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