Paleontology team discovered Hominoid fossils

The Paleontology team of the department of Zoology of Punjab University discovered 9 million years old Hominoid fossils from “Nagri Village” in district “Chakwal”. The research team headed by Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar along with faculty members including Dr Muhammad Akbar Khan, Dr Abdul Majid Khan and PhD research students while working in the vicinity of the Nagri village has discovered the teeth of the extinct hominoids along with other mammalian fossils. Dr Akhtar said that the discovered fossils remains of the hominoid group would held in identifying the type of hominoids living in the region in the prehistoric times. This discovery would also help in tracing the evolutionary history of the hominoid group in the Siwalik region as well as the South Asia.

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