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Meghalaya's Dinosaur Fossils: Prehistoric Revelations



  May 16, 2024

Meghalaya's Dinosaur Fossils: Prehistoric Revelations



A significant paleontological discovery has been made in the West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, India, where over 25 dinosaur fossils have been unearthed. These fossils, which date back 100 million years, are believed to belong to sauropods, specifically the Titanosauriform clade. This makes Meghalaya the fifth state in India to report such findings, joining Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.

The identification of these fossils as belonging to sauropods, likely descendants of Titanosaurs, is based on several physical features. Notably, the fossils exhibit a robustness typical of the bone structure associated with these gigantic, long-necked dinosaurs. The fossils include a 55 cm-long limb bone, characterized by its toughness, varying curvature along the lateral edges, and relatively straight proximal border. Another fragmentary limb bone measuring 45 cm has also been linked to the Titanosauriform clade due to similar characteristics.

This discovery not only adds to our understanding of the prehistoric life that once thrived on the Indian subcontinent but also opens up new avenues for research into the evolutionary history and geological transformations of our planet. The uncovering of these fossils provides a valuable window into the ancient ecosystems and suggests that this region was a thriving habitat for dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period.

Such findings are crucial as they help piece together the puzzle of Earth's ancient life forms and environments, offering insights into how our world has evolved over millions of years. As research continues, these Meghalayan dinosaurs promise to further enrich our understanding of prehistoric Earth.


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