Giant deer, mammoth skeleton found in Italy
Rome: Researchers in Italy have unearthed and partially reconstructed the skeleton of a million-year-old mammoth, as well as remains from a giant deer and a tortoise.
The rare remains were uncovered at Ellera di Corciano, near the central city of Perugia.
Researchers had discovered in the same area in 2011 the skeletons of 200 mammals that roamed the earth around a million years ago, including hippopotamuses, deer, bison, horses and cheetas.
Italian paleontologist Marco Cherin from the University of Perugia`s Department of Earth Sciences has been leading a team of geology and natural science students at the dig.
Geological and micro-paleontological analysis of soil strata from the site show it was once a fertile alluvial plain inhabited by a diverse range of large mammals.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Remember Parul Chauhan aka Ragini from 'Bidaai'? Her latest pictures will make your jaw drop!
- Usher announces new album 'Hard II Love'
- US to look for opportunities to advance India's NSG bid: Barack Obama
- Tunisian parliament approves national united government
- Guess who? This Bollywood veteran is giving Salman Khan serious fitness goals - Pic inside