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The teeth of a new species of the hybodont #shark, which belonged to the #Jurassic era, have been discovered for the first time in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. #Paleontology #Fossil


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The fossils were discovered from the Jurassic rocks in the #Jaisalmer region of #Rajasthan. The rocks are between 160 and 168 million years old.

The crushing teeth represent a new species, named by the research team as 'Strophodusjaisalmerensis'.
The genus Strophodus has been identified for the first time in the Indian sub-continent, and is only the third such record from Asia—the other two being from Japan and Thailand.
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🧵For #MosaicMonday (aka #MillefioriMonday!) it's got to be these: the pyramid mounts from @NT_SuttonHoo. Made of cloisonne goldwork, garnets & coloured glass, these were the first gold artefacts found during the 1939 excavation 1/…
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As shown in #TheDig, they were found by Lily James's character #PeggyPiggott, who was born in Kent in 1912. She was an experienced archeologist when she arrived @NT_SuttonHoo, she had studied @Cambridge_Uni & @UCLarchaeology, directed her own dig & published several papers 2/ Image
Her career spanned 60 yrs & she is recognised for her field methods, research into prehistoric settlements, burial traditions & artefact studies (particularly glass beads). She reconsidered #FigsburyRing & a bequest from her helped us to acquire meadowland around Silbury Hill 3/ Image
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