10 million year old rhino fossil found in Central Anatolia
DHA PhotoA 10 million year old rhino fossil has been discovered during a surface survey in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, Doğan News Agency reported today.
Archaeologists think the skull fossil comes from the rare rhino type, “Ceratotherium Neumayri.”
A number of other samples belonging to Proboscidea, Artiodactyla and Carnivores were also found in the same area in the Ürgüp district of Nevşehir.
Associate Professor Dr. Okşan Başoğlu, who is leading the studies at the site, said they had applied to the Culture and Tourism Ministry for the excavation works in Ürgüp, one of the richest fossil fields in the world.