Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Earlier Unknown Sea Pangolins Found in Orenburg Region
6.02.2015 15:21
Earlier Unknown Sea Pangolins Found in Orenburg Region

Scientists have found an earlier unknown sea pangolin species of the Upper Cretaceous period in the Orenburg Region.

      The paleontological finds are more than 65 million years old, as reported by Vladimir Yefimov, Chairman of the Ulyanovsk Department of the All-Russian Paleontological Society.

      “Quite well preserved skeleton fragments of earlier unknown Plesiosaurus species of the Upper Cretaceous have been unearthed in a unique field in the Orenburg Region” - Vladimir Yefimov told.

      Found fragments of the skull, teeth, backbone, shoulder and pelvic belt, forelimbs and hind limbs made it possible for scientists to establish that these were 4 to 7 meter long pangolins with a big head and a massive neck.

      The newly discovered Plesiosaurus species will be namedPolicotilus Sopotsko after the chief author of this find - the head of Young Geologists Club of Orsk city, the geologist Galina Sopotsko.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Paleontology Dinosaurs Archeology   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Tourist Police Will Appear In St. Petersburg
The Day of Russia Festival will be Held in Parks
It is Planned to Create a Network of Themed Entertainment Parks in St. Petersburg
A National Park "Tersky Bereg" is Planned to be Created In the Murmansk Region
"Novotel" will be Constructed in Saint Petersburg

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Russian football team  TNK-BP  Russian Literature  Forbes  Peterhof  corruption  Russian shops  Kazan transfer  Russian holidays  Fyodor Fedorovsky  Malina-Jazz   Tractor  US sanctions  Fashion Futurum  Russian tourism  Opposition  bus tickets Russia FIFA  St. Petersburg  Russian business  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian history  Russian Internet  Irkutsk Region  Moscow  Nizhny Novgorod shopping centres  Gourmet Tours  Exhibitions in Moscow  Art Exhibitions  Sergei Klychkov  Russian Cinema  Dagestan  Anatoly Granov  Alexey Nikishin  Russian churches  Ukraine crisie  Hermitage  Victory Day  Tatiana Doronina  Peace March  Kupino  Russian Fashion Designer  Russian International  Vostok station  Russian parliament  Archeology  Education Law  Sergey Kovalev  cloning  Monument to Soldier and Gusli Player  Ernst Neizvestny 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites