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Rarest of glimpse of the prehistoric ecosystem

Fossil discovery gives a rare glimpse of the prehistoric ecosystem of the world. Lately, a fossil has been discovered in Utah that shows the type of prey, predators feasted upon, back in the era of dinosaurs and when the south eastern part of Utah was a desert like it is presently.

Palaeontologists in Utah have found a clump of amphibian bone which suggests someone’s vomit, believed to be about 150 million years ago. The research was conducted by the palaeontologists the Utah Geological Survey and the Flying Heritage and Combat Museum. All of their findings have been published in the Palaios journal in the month of August.

Scientists say that the fossil gives a rare glimpse of the interactions and connections between the animals in the time of prehistoric ecosystem. The team also found out the historical site known for its fossil from the times of Jurassic era, which dates back to about 150 million years ago. It is commonly known for the dinosaur era and also where scientists can find all different kinds of wildlife like fishes, frogs, etc. The south-eastern side of Utah usually consists of prehistoric flora species of ferns, ginkgoes, conifers, many more.

Findings of ancient plant species shows the region which is a desert now was once an area full of water bodies like ponds, lakes, etc. However, the team of palaeontologists recently found a strangely placed fossil during their survey. The smallest documented salamander specimen from the formation was a pile of bones that contained elements of at least one frog, according to the authors of the study. These bones were among the smallest in the formation

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