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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ice-age animals are still alive in the Eurasia mountains

Time seemed to stop in the region. Altai-Sayan region conditions in Central Asia can be said has not changed since the Ice-age. Not only that, a variety of mammals that live there are also almost the same.

Altai-Sayan region conditions
in Central Asia where life is
frozen in time. (Picture from:
http://www.newscientist.com/)
Věra Pavelková Řičánková and her colleagues from the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic makes a list of mammals that live in 14 locations across Eurasia. They then compare the mammals that live in seven locations on the Eurasian sites during the last glacial periods 35 to 12 thousand years ago.

As reported by NewScientist, on Wednesday, January 23, 2014, the team found the combination of mammals found in the Altai and Sayan mountains in western Mongolia and southern Russia, similar to animals living in ancient Ice-age. Among other animals, horses, deer, Saiga antelope and wolves.

Řičánková said, normally the animals were no longer living together. She said, Altai-Sayan is one place on earth that is still preserved Ice-age fauna.

"Basically, this is a good example of the modern world to know the community in the Pleistocene era," said John Stewart of the University of Bournemouth, England, as quoted from NewScientist.

Scientists have yet to explore all regions of the Altai-Sayan mountain region is believed that this still holds many surprises. For example, in the year of 2010, a snails were presumed extinct when the Ice-age ended, was found alive in there.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEWSCIENTIST]
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