100 million-year-old fossil bones of a sauropod dinosaur discovered in West Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya.
According to reports, the GSI researchers noted that this is the first record of sauropods of probable Titanosaurian origin discovered in the region.
Another day, another discovery in #Meghalaya!
100 million-year-old fossil bones of a sauropod dinosaur discovered in #WestKhasiHills district, making ours the only state in the North East & among 5 in the country with record of such species so far.@DrJitendraSingh @MDoNER_India https://t.co/Zh4GHUE63p
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) May 5, 2021
The bone fragments were collected from poorly sorted, purplish to greenish very coarse-grained arkosic sandstone interlaid with pebbly beds.
More than twenty-five disarticulated, mostly fragmentary bone specimens were recovered, which are of different sizes and occur as isolated specimens but some of them were found in close proximity to each other, the researchers said.