discovering remains of a giant animal in Maraghe, northwest of
Iran, experts at Tabriz University have started unearthing its
bones, though they yet have no idea what kind of animal it used
Maraghe is one of the fossil-rich areas around the globe,
already yielding several dinosaurs’ remain, some of which used
to live during the third geological period. One could find some
of these fossils in museums worldwide.
The latest discovery has, however, remained mysterious since
paleontologists have not been able to identify it, “while many
fossils are yet to be unearthed,” said Dr. Zainolabedin
Abrishami, paleontology professor at Tabriz University.
Some experts had made wild guesses about the species of the
animal, saying it belonged to a mammoth. Dr. Abrishami,
nevertheless, refuted these speculations, suggesting, “It is
impossible to recognize it without jigsawing different bones
together, though we could say they possibly belong to the late
3rd or early 4th geological periods.”
These fossils are discovered in a historical site as vast as
1,000 sq m, on the way between Mardagh and Kurdjaabad.