Fossils from Jurassic period found in Jharkhand; dinosaur eggs are a probability too!

Fossils from Jurassic period found in Jharkhand; dinosaur eggs are a probability too!

Fossilised leaves, as old as about 150-200 million years, have been unearthed by geologists in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand.

According to reports, two fossilised leaves measuring 20 cm by 5 cm of genus Ptilophyllum have been discovered in Dudhkol mountain, located in Taljhari area, during the last weekend. Lead geologist assistant professor Ranjit Kumar Singh of Sahibganj PG College also told the press that more excavation is underway.

Reportedly, the excavation is being carried out in collaboration with National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, under a project of the Department of Science and Technology of the Union government.

Fossils from Jurassic period found in Jharkhand; dinosaur eggs are a probability too!

News has it that the leaves found by the geologists were eaten by herbivores dinosaurs. Furthermore, small-sized fossils from the Upper Jurassic to Cretaceous period were also found in the region earlier. It has been said that the team might even discover fossilised dinosaur eggs by excavating further.

Reportedly, many fossils were found in Garmi Pahad Maharajpur, Tarpahad and Barharwa areas in Sahibganj and Sonajhari in the nearby Pakur district.

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