Indian fossils shed light on the origin of horses, rhinos, tapirs

A study conducted for over 15years and published in the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, reported a skeletal anatomy of hoofed mammals that lived almost 55 million years ago in the Indian subcontinent. According to the scientists, the group originated in an island continent during that time period which later drifted northwards and collided with the continent of Asia to form a continuous landmass through which the group dispersed to other continents.


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