Q. The term “Dickinsonia” is often seen in news is related to which of the following?
Researchers have discovered three fossils of the earliest known living animal — the 550-million-year-old ‘Dickinsonia’ — on the roof of the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, about 40 km from Bhopal.
- One can identify the fossils from the white leaf-like patches with a central vertebra (central midrib) and connecting veins.
- While one fossil is 17 inches long, the other two are much smaller.
- The new discoveries, published in a journal, Gondwana Research, can be seen right at the beginning of the ‘Auditorium Cave’, the first of such caves at Bhimbetka, a UNESCO heritage site, located about 3.5 metres above the ground.
Source: The Hindu