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5 to 8 million years old Stegodon fossil found in Saharanpur

A joint team of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and some forest officials have claimed that they have discovered a Stegodon fossil in UP’s Saharanpur district. Stegodon, a Proboscidean, which is an elephant species existed about 11.6 million years ago. The joint team believes the fossil to be 5 to 8 million years old, found from the Badshahi Bagh area of the Shivalik range in Saharanpur. Chief conservator of Saharanpur, VK Jain along with WWF’s Dr. IP Bopanna and senior program officer Devvrat Panwar led this operation. Dr. RK Sehgal, a scientist at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, and Retired scientist Dr AC Nanda, both fossil experts, have claimed that it could be 5 to 8 million years old.

Read More – Hindustan Times | Time of India

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