New research shows how hollowares can be found in the Antarctic.
The fossil has been described in a new study in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaestina.
The researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK and the University at Cape Town in South Africa compared the fossils found in South America, the Australian continent and the hollowares in Antarctica.
They concluded that holloware species are more widespread than previously thought.
“It’s a huge field, it’s enormous,” Dr David Anderson, who led the research from Cambridge University, said.
“If we can identify the fossils we can understand what other kinds of fossils are out there.”
This is an exciting time for paleontology.
“Dr Anderson said the hollowarid fossils were found in Antarctica and were relatively recently formed.”
There are very few fossils from Antarctica that were previously thought to be hollowarids, and so we’ve got a lot of very new stuff in this area that was never found before,” he said.
Dr Anderson and his colleagues from Cambridge and South Africa were the first to identify holloware fossils in the Antarctica, and found that hollowares were present in the region around 13 million years ago.
The fossils were first discovered in South Dakota in 2007.
A new study published in the Journal of Palaeontology indicates that hollowaroids are more common in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Researchers from South Africa and Cambridge University analyzed fossils from South America and found holloware teeth, which they interpreted as a result of chewing, as well as teeth from the extinct species Bamburuthnysaurus.
This is the first study to show that hollowardids are widespread in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, the researchers said.
They also found that the teeth of Bambuurus were relatively new to the fossil record.”
Our results show that this species has been around for quite some time,” Dr Anderson said.