Question :

Scientists have discovered almost 35 million years old rare snake fossil from which state/UT?


A) Arunachal Pradesh
B) Ladakh
C) Sikkim
D) Mizoram

Answer : B

Description :


Scientists have discovered fossil of a rare Madtsoiidae snake from the molasse deposits of Ladakh Himalaya. The rare fossil indicates the prevalence of the species in the subcontinent for much longer time than previously thought. Madtsoiidae is an extinct group of medium-sized to gigantic snakes. They had first appeared during the late Cretaceous period and the whole group largely disappeared in the mid-Paleogene across most Gondwanan continents except for Australia where it survived with its last known taxon Wonambi till late Pleistocene.


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