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Rhino fossils discovered at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

10 October 2019 | 09:29:00 AM

Scientists have found three items of rhino fossil dating back between 30,000 and 50,000 years at a cave of the central province of Quang Binh’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.


The three items of rhino fossil found at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Dinh Huy Tri, deputy director of the park, said the fossils were detected at the cave in Thuong Hoa Commune which is around 20 metres long and 2 metres wide.

The items consist of two big animal teeth and a part of a jawbone with four teeth and three alveoli.

Tri has asked the Vietnamese Archaeological Association to examine the fossils’ identification and dating.

According to the association, the three items are jaw teeth of Rhinoceros siensis, a rhino species of the Rhinocerotidae family and the Pesissodactyla order.


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