Remains of the most northern herbivorous dinosaurs discovered in Yakutia
The first sauropods in Subarctic found in Yakutia
Paleontologists from Russia and Germany discovered the remains of sauropods, the northernmost herbivorous dinosaur, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with the reference to TASS.
The remains were found at Teete location. Previously, no scientists found the sauropods’ remains in the circumpolar regions of the Earth – possibly due to the mass extinction of this type of dinosaur in North America at the end of the early Cretaceous period. The only exceptions were the finds in the Southern Hemisphere – in Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.
The fossils belong to both adults and cubs. This presumes the fact that dinosaurs did not just migrate to this area in a warm season, but also lived here, without fear for their offspring. Thus, these are the most northern sauropods in the modern science.
In addition to the sauropod, the remains of warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals were found in this area. These findings indicate that the climate on the planet was quite moderate, but did not rise above 14 degrees above zero.
Earlier, we reported that a mummy of 18 thousand years old puppy was discovered in the republic.