What is the News? A team of researchers have discovered a new Butterfly species in Sikkim. They have named it ‘Chocolate-bordered Flitter’. About Chocolate-bordered Flitter Chocolate-bordered Flitter (Zographetus Dzonguensis) is a golden yellow butterfly discovered in Dzongu in North Sikkim. The butterfly has been named ‘Chocolate-bordered Flitter’ as it has a chocolate coloured border around… Continue reading Chocolate-bordered Flitter
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Explained: What is Kyhytysuka sachicarum?
What is the News? An international team of researchers has discovered a new marine reptile in Columbia. The reptile has been named as Kyhytysuka sachicarum. Note: This reptile was named Kyhytysuka which translates to ‘the one that cuts with something sharp’ to honour the ancient Muisca culture in Columbia that existed there for millennia. What… Continue reading Explained: What is Kyhytysuka sachicarum?
Earth’s first landmass emerged in Singhbhum: study
What is the news? According to a study, India’s Singhbhum region may have been Earth’s earliest continental land to rise above the ocean 3.2 billion years ago. The researchers studied the granites that form the continental crust of Singhbhum region. Scientists found sandstones in Singhbhum region with geological signatures of ancient river channels, tidal plains… Continue reading Earth’s first landmass emerged in Singhbhum: study
Micro snail species discovered in Meghalaya’s Mawsmai cave
What is the News? Researchers have recently discovered a micro snail species named Georissa mawsmaiensis from Mawsmai, a limestone cave in Meghalaya. This is significant as the last discovery of the same genus was made in 1851. The species was named as Georissa saritta. It was collected and described from the Musmai (Mawsmai today) valley… Continue reading Micro snail species discovered in Meghalaya’s Mawsmai cave
Discovery of New Species of Hybodont Shark From Jurassics of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
What is the news? Recently, teeth of new species of hybodontshark of Jurassic age (approximately, between 160 and 168 million-years-old) have been reported for the first time from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. What is the history of Hybodonts? Hybodonts, an extinct group of sharks, was a dominant group of fishes in both marine and fluvial environments during the Triassic and early Jurassic time. It started… Continue reading Discovery of New Species of Hybodont Shark From Jurassics of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Explained: Island discovered off Greenland is the new speck on the world map
What is the news? Recently, a new island has been discovered off the coast of Greenland. About the island The newly discovered island measures 60×30 metres. It is three metres above sea level and has now become the new northernmost piece of land on Earth. Before this, Oodaaq was marked as the Earth’s northernmost terrain.… Continue reading Explained: Island discovered off Greenland is the new speck on the world map
Thamirabarani civilisation 3,200 years old
What is the News? A study has revealed that the Thamirabarani civilization in Tamil Nadu is at least 3,200 years old. About the study on Thamirabarani civilization The study was carried out by the US-based Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory. The laboratory has conducted the carbon dating analysis of rice with soil found in a burial… Continue reading Thamirabarani civilisation 3,200 years old
Footprints of 3 dinosaur species found in Thar
What is the News? A team of palaeontologists have found footprints of three different species of dinosaurs in the Thar desert of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan. What are the three different Dinosaur Species? The three species of dinosaurs include Eubrontes cf. giganteus, Eubrontes glenrosensis and Grallator tenuis. The footprints of these dinosaur species were spotted… Continue reading Footprints of 3 dinosaur species found in Thar