Fossil of a 11.4-million-year-old giant otter found in Germany

Paleontologists say it is a new endangered species of the genus Vishnuonyx. 11.4 million year old lower jaw found in the Allagau Region / upper Miocene fossil site / upper Miocene site / Hammerschmiede in the Allegheny region of Germany. Vishnuonyx is an endangered water dog. This weighs 10 to 15 kilograms. It inhabited the major rivers of South Asia 14 and 12.5 million years ago. These seals are mainly known as Vishnu Otters. It is found in the foothills of the Himalayan foothills. The new species is round in shape and morphology from the ever-known aquatic species.

That is, between the African Vishnuonyx angololensis and the Asiatic Vishnuonyx Chinjiensis.
The new species is named Vishnuonyx Neptuni. It is an endemic species found in Europe and is thought to have originated in India. Paleontologists say Vishnu arrived in East Africa 12 million years ago. It must have spread all over the world from Indra. The geographical situation 12 million years ago contributed to its spread. The researchers analyzed the teeth of Vishnuonyx Neptuni using computer-tomographic methods and found the details. Vishnuonyx neptuni mainly ate fish, chipmunk or aquatic animals. Studies on this have been published in the journal Vertebrate Paleontology.

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