Major Discovery! 'Jurassic Era' Dinosaur Fossil Found in Gujarat

Published: 14th February 2016 06:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2016 06:52 PM   |  A+A-


FILE Photo | AP

In a rare discovery, a team of Indo-German geologists and paleontologists found a 135 million-year-old dinosaur fossil in Lodai village of Kutch district, Gujarat.

The researchers suggested that the dinosaur might be 10-15 metres long belonging to the Jurassic era. During Jurassic era, India, Sri Lanka and Madagascar were part of the same land mass and the Himalayas were yet to be formed. The team led by Metiew Sebarti believes that it might be the backbone of a carnivores dinosaur.

The discovery stands significant as it will provide more insight about dinosaurs back in Jurassic era.

Gujarat is a known excavation site for dinosaur fossils, however, this is the first a full backbone with fully intact teeth and jaw bone is found. It is suggested that this might be the oldest fossil discovered this century.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp