Researchers from the Indian Geological Survey and the Institute of Technology of India have found a new species of missing Hidobont shark from the Rajasthan Jayslemmer Basin. Hybodons controlled seas and freshwater in the Triassic and early Jurassic periods.
More than 30 dental specimens collected from the region show that the species lived between 160 and 168 million years ago. It is called Strophodus jaisalmerensis, And the discovery is significant because this is the first record of this species of streptood from the Indian subcontinent. The collected specimens are now stored in the Indian Geological Survey Paleontology Department, Jaipur.
The structure of the teeth was very unique. We have studied the crown, the edges, the edges, and it is part of the Stropodos genus based on different teeth. ” He is one of the co-authors of a recently published paper Historical Biology.
The group compared dental traits with other extinct species as S. Magnes, S. smithwoodwardi, S. subreticulatus, S. reticulatus, S. longidens And he proved that his teeth belonged to new species.
“Hibobont sharks are estimated to be up to 2-3 feet[2-3 m]long. They disappeared 65 million years ago, perhaps because of competition from other fish, including sharks. Interestingly, dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago. It is not clear whether these two extremes are related. ”
Jaysmemer explains that marine fossils, especially intangible heritages, are rich. The Hibobont fossil region also had a large amount of fossil wood, indicating a rich coastal area. Our new species was adapted to marine environments, but in Europe we have seen hydrangeas that can live in fresh water. Further studies will help explain the region’s lost marine life. We will continue digging in the area and we will have a little surprise next month. I can’t describe any details. Please stay tuned for updates, ”Dr. Bajpaine smiled.