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Researcher of Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University finds 150 million years old of Ferganoceratodus annekempae (World’s newest Lungfish) fossil

Researcher of Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University finds 150 million years old of Ferganoceratodus annekempae (World’s newest Lungfish) fossil

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Researcher of Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University finds 150 million years old of Ferganoceratodus annekempae (World’s newest Lungfish) fossil
 
On September 11, 2020 at Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Dr. Uthumporn Deesri, Lecturer of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University; member of team researcher joined communique about the discovery of 150 million years old of Ferganoceratodus annekempae fossil at Din Chi sub-district, Kham Muang district, Kalasin. 
 
Ferganoceratodus annekempae fossil aged 150 million years was classified in Khorat Group on late Jurassic era. It was found as a world’s newest Lungfish. The fossil is hardly to be found especially part of skull, it was only found in Russia, China and Thailand. Therefore, Fossil is the important of evidence to show several biological at the ancient Phu Noi area and also helps learner to study the evolution and past habitats of world’s Lungfish. 
 
The special characteristic of the Lungfish is it can breathe by lungs together with gills. It was classified as ancient fish, because it appeared by 417 million years ago in the Devonian era.
 
Translator: Pachaya Deejan
More information: https://bit.ly/2LvLS3f
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