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Fossils found in Japan support idea of Pangea supercontinent
The fossils were discovered in 2010 in stratum that dates back 230 million years in the Ominecho district of Mine, the city government said Feb. 13.
They were recognized as parts of the upper jawbone of a species in the dicynodont group of herbivores.
Dicynodont fossils have been excavated in many parts of the globe. Their widespread discoveries lend weight to the theory that today’s continents were once a single landmass known as Pangea during the Triassic Period.
According to Nao Kusuhashi, assistant professor of vertebrate paleontology at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering of Ehime University, the fossils found in Mine came from the latest period of the species’ existence.” (…) READ MORE
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