Mohammad Khodaparast said the remnants date back to the Miocene, the first geological epoch of the Neogene period, from about 23.03 to 5.333 million years ago.
The two fossil pieces were discovered in the site of the Ardabil-Mianeh railroad project, passing through Kowsar town.
Remember the elephant that stands on the road waiting and demanding food from the travelers and pilgrims that travel through this area. The gigantic Toll booth elephant being back at it again eating and eating more from demanding from the people who travel through the road. Obviously, the place smells like a fruit salad most of the time, so these elephants know how to come back even after a day.
Watch this video closely on how peaceful and calm they are when offered with food, so they expect nothing more than some food and a full lane to stay and eat.
Elephant poaching made national news last year after Kerala’s forest department seized a total of 464 kg of ivory artefacts, making it one of the India’s biggest-ever ivory hauls. The massive mission, “Operation Shikaar”, involved the seizing of items — roughly estimated to be worth over Rs 13 crore in the international black market — from the custody of a Delhi businessman named Umesh Agarwal.
Eighteen soldiers have been in Malawi for three months as part of a long-term initiative which has seen other squaddies take on similar roles in Gabon and Uganda.
The illegal wildlife trade is worth about £17billion a year and is the fifth biggest form of organised crime.
Later this month the UK Government will host the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London