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New Fossils Of Carnivore Found In Egypt Named Anubis, God Of Underworld


(Photo : Eric Borths/Ohio University ) The skull bone of Masrasector nananubis as found in Egypt.

“Analysis of the Egyptian fossils revealed a new species of an extinct carnivore, hyaenodonts. The new species is named Masrasector nananubis, after the Egyptian god of the underworld.

The fossils were found in the Egyptian deserts Southwest of Cairo and known to be the complete remains of the hyaenodonts. Further analysis indicated that the fossils belong to the same group of extinct carnivore roaming the Earth during the Paleogene period called hyaenodonts. The extinct carnivore once ruled the food chain in Africa more than 40 million years ago. Recently, a fossils analysis has found a new species of the hyaenodonts.

A researcher from the Ohio University, Matthew Borths has identified the newly discovered fossils to be a distinctive species of hyaenodonts. The recent discovery of hyaenodonts fossils is the complete remains of the species to be found according to Phys.org.

Borths and his colleague, Erik Seiffert from the University of Southern California analyzed the fossils and concluded it to be the new species of hyaenodonts. They named the species as Masrasector nananubis, in reference to the Egyptian god of the underworld, whose head resembled a canine. They already published the result in the open access journal, Plos One on April 19, 2017.” (…) READ MORE

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)