Q. With reference to the Madtsoiidae, consider the following statements:
1.Madtsoiidae is an extinct group of turtle species.
2.Their fossil deposits have found in Ladakh Himalaya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] .Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1 is correct: Madtsoiidae is an extinct group of medium-sized to gigantic snakes, firstly appeared during the late Cretaceous and mostly distributed in the Gondwanan landmasses.

Statement 2 is incorrect: Recently, their fossil deposits have been found in Ladakh Himalaya. This is for the first time indicating their prevalence in the subcontinent for much longer time than previously thought.

Source: Tribune