Mesozoic Fossil Bird Discovered in DPRK
Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- A fossil bird dating back to the age of about 130 million years ago was recently discovered in the area of Paektho-dong, Sinuiju City in North Phyongan Province of the DPRK.
A paleontology research group at the Geology Faculty of
The group also discovered one piece of fossil tooth of dinosaur, one fossil primitive mammal, 60-odd pieces of fossil fish, more than 210 entomolites, 40-odd pieces of fossil shellfish and mud-snail and other fossils rare to be seen in the world.
With those fossils, the research group proved in a scientific way that the Paektho-dong area is a place where all Mesozoic vertebrates in the country appeared. And it newly set the Sinuiju biota representing the Mesozoic era and confirmed again the fossil reserve in Paektho-dong.
The above-said discovery shows that Korea is a native place of mankind as well as a cradle of birds.
At the state scientific and technological review, it was appreciated that the result of study on paleontology conducted in the Paektho-dong area is of great significance in deepening the researches into Cretaceous biota of the Mesozoic era in the country.
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