In a “sensational” discover, Russian paleontologists finishing up excavations on the Taman Peninsula have introduced the primary ever discovery of an historical male rhinoceros’ skull.
The Caucasian Elasmotherium skull, which is in remarkably good situation, was found encased in the traditional mud of the Sinaya Balka volcano in southern Russia’s Krasnodar Region.
Its discovery was hailed by Vadim Titov, a lead researcher on the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“This 12 months we found the stays of a couple of dozen elephants and three historical rhinos, however essentially the most attention-grabbing discovering was virtually a entire skull of the Caucasian Elasmotherium,” Titov told RIA Novosti.
The space across the volcano has yielded many vital discoveries over the a long time, together with the primary ever feminine historical rhinoceros skull, which was found in 2006. Titov added that the brand new discovering is preserved a lot better than the earlier one.
The skull has been transferred to the Azov Museum-Reserve for restoration. The museum said that after the “long and painstaking” restoration is full the “sensational” skull will likely be placed on show for the general public.