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

Full Skeleton of Mammoth Ancestor Found in Yakutia
19.09.2015 16:41
Full Skeleton of Mammoth Ancestor Found in Yakutia

Paleontologists have unearthed a well-preserved full skeleton of the steppe mammoth that lived 500 thousand years ago.

      The preshistoric inhabitant of Yakutia of the Middle Pleistocene was the ancestor of the woolly mammoth. This find is one of the kind in the entire Northeast Asia.

      This was reported by the head of Mammoth Fauna Department of the Yakutia Academy of Sciences, Albert Protopopov.

      "Very few artifacts of the Middle Pleistocene have been found so far. Thanks to this find the science will establish new facts about that age. Recently we have got lots of evidences to the fact that Yakutia used to have warm climate and different landscape", - the scientists informed.

      The steppe mammoth replaced the southern mammoth the Middle Pleistocene from 750 to 500 thousand years ago. With the shoulder height of up to 4,7 m and its weight reaching 10 tons, it is concerned to be the largest representative of the elephant family of all times. These animals lived in the area of Western Siberia, modern Kazakhstan, the Stavropol Territory and the Krasnodar Territory.




Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Paleontology Mammoth Yakutia Krasnodar Territory  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

11 Russian Universities Listed among Top 500 in World Employment Rating
Scientists to Study the Largest Glacier in the Polar Urals and Assess Climate Change
Foreign Students Choose Natural Science and Engineering Professions in Russia
Smartphone Controlled Device for Treating Short-Sightedness Designed in Saratov
Scientists Explore Ancient Settlements on the White Sea Coast in Karelia

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Exhibitions in Moscow  Chelyabinsk  Russian history  Russian Champions  Tula  low cost airline  Sergei Lukyanenko  Andrey Krupinin  Russian designers  travelling for invalids  Travel  Photo Exhibitions  Russian airports  Russian Museum  Russian social networks  FIFA Russia Cities  CSKA  Russian Literature  Safonovo  Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum  Hermitage Hotel  National Agency for Financial Studies  Ivan Yefremov  Veniamin Reshetnikov  activity holidays  Ukraine crisis  Folk Arts  Adygea  Curonian Spit  Moscow  Tver region  Vagai island  Innovations  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  St. Petersburg  Nizhny Novgorod Region  Russian tourism  Sergey Magnitsky  Zhanna Friske   Rostov  Russian immigration  Russian Cinema  Festivals in Moscow  Plants  Russian business  Russian television  Russian hotels  Hermitage Museum  Dushonovo  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites