In Yakutia, scientists found the frozen carcass of a fossil horse foal

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A unique find in the form of a foal of the ancient horse found in the Verkhoyansk area of Yakutia the scientists of North-Eastern Federal University and Japanese University Cindy, the press service of the NEFU.

Paleontological expedition takes place in the Verkhoyansk area. The famous batagayskogo thermokarst pit scientists discovered a fully preserved frozen in permafrost carcass of a foal fossil horse. Presumably, the foal is about three months.

According to the researchers, the uniqueness of the findings including the buried layers where byteval foal, then you can explore the animal’s habitat.

«Samples of paleosols experts selected on the depth of 30 meters. Judging by the depth of the excavation, found the foal can live 30-40 thousand years ago. Exact figures will be known after detailed study. The foal is fully preserved coat of dark brown color, the mane, tail and internal organs. Visible damage yet. This world’s first discovery of a fossil horse like safety and such a young age», – the press service quoted the words of the head of the mammoth Museum Semyon Grigoriev.

Today the members of the expedition are sent to the next point of research – «graveyard of the mammoth» Unigen 220 kilometers down the river Yana.

The Russian group is headed by the Director of the research Institute of applied ecology of the North North-Eastern Federal University Grigory Savvinov. University Kindy is Professor Hiromi Kato.

Batagayskogo thermokarst pit is known for a valuable discovery in 2009 of a baby bison and parts of the carcass of an ancient horse. The depth of excavation is up to 100 meters, width – 800 meters, length – more than a kilometer.

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