Ancient fossil found in Taiwan

May 27, 2007

A fossil of a mammuthus molar has been found in central Taiwan.

It is the first time fossils from the prehistoric elephant have been found outside the southern region of the country, the China Post newspaper said.

The newspaper said the fossil belonged to a newborn mammuthus calf that lived in the area around Shih-kang village in Taichung County 1.6 million to 2.2 million years ago.

Scientists say the discovery provides new evidence of the animal's possible distribution through Taiwan.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world'

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Mini-mammoths lived on Crete: scientists (w/ Video)

May 09, 2012

(Phys.org) -- The smallest mammoth known to have ever lived has been identified by Natural History Museum scientists, and is reported in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B today.

Recommended for you

Laser from plane discovers Roman goldmines in Spain

9 hours ago

Las Médulas in León is considered to be the largest opencast goldmine of the Roman Empire, but the search for this metal extended many kilometres further south-east to the Erica river valley. Thanks to ...

Ancient New Zealand 'Dawn Whale' identified

Nov 18, 2014

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.