In Lugansk found the remains of giant insects
Season of archaeological excavations is about to end because summer is over and there are not more than a month, for the discovery of new antiquities. In Lugansk region, archaeologists have found the remains of a giant reconocido and skolopendr, which suggests that the climate in these areas was favorable for them. According to scientists, these insects are poorly studied and remains more than 250 million years. Perhaps some of them studied in other countries, but for Donbas this finding is significant. It should be noted that Donbas is the region where archeologists are constantly finding the remains of ancient animals and the first men, perhaps it is because in these places there are major deposits of coal, then there are people every day deep into the soil, finding new Antiques, as well as the remains of animals and insects.
Due to such findings, scientists will try to understand why insects evolved, and why everything in our world has become so small. Imagine that wingspan usual dragonflies reached 70 centimeters, it is possible to assume that insects that in our time its bigger, in those days could be even bigger. It should also be noted that dinosaurs were the largest animals on our planet, if not Bratva attention to marine life. Perhaps there were a huge-sized whales, which eat plankton and did not cause anyone problems.
Hardly anyone will be able to sink to the bottom of the Pacific or the Atlantic ocean and discover the remains of an ancient whale or shark. It can be assumed that they also had the huge size, but in the process of evolution to them what happened. Possibly increased radiation level, and maybe Vice versa decreased. These challenges and will delve archaeologists and scientists, because they have to find out what happened to our world and why many animals and plants evolved.
Archaeologists want to understand how insects evolved till our time
Lugansk scientists found near Stakhanov’s city remains of insects, which are more than 250 million years. Some species are little studied and could have in the past, giant size. Scientists do not exclude that the location of the finds is the richest remains of insects of the Carboniferous period in the territory of the former USSR.
“We can already say that this group of insects completely new and unexplored for Donbass, — told the “Today” associate Professor in the Department of geography of faculty of natural Sciences University Mykola Udovychenko. — Thanks to these findings we plan to find out the habitat of these species in ancient times. It is important for us to understand how insects evolved till our time. It is known that many millions of years ago these insects were distinguished by gigantism. For example, only the wingspan of a dragonfly reached 70 centimeters, and millipedes-centipedes can reach almost two meters. This could easily and the human leg to bite!”
According to the researchers, in Ukraine, until recently, no one seriously investigated the remains of ancient insects of the Carboniferous period. Another interesting fact that the current found on the surface. However, seekers of ancient times has to dig deep underground as the most interesting specimens of the insect remains may be located in the sloping rock formations, which go to many meters in depth.
“Only four days of work we found a lot of wonderful instances. For example, among the most interesting findings was the imprint of a small reconocida. It is known that earlier in the early Carboniferous period, the size of these arthropods was reached two meters. Therefore, this instance should be studied in detail: whether it’s a baby, or another kind, — says Nikolay Udovichenko. — By the way, like remains of insects of those times are also found in the Kuzbass. However there finds much poorer”.
The exact location of the excavations, scientists have kept a closely guarded secret. Researchers are concerned that “black archeologists” can not only dig up all the instances, but also spoil most of the interesting instances. By the way, these deposits of remains of insects were found quite by accident.
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“Kiev paleobotany in these places were looking for the remains of plants. And suddenly found the imprint of a wing of an insect. We have specialists in this direction in Ukraine practically is not present, and for detailed study he sent his discovery to Moscow. And after the “pilot” of the expedition along with Russian scientists, we have managed it became clear that this remains there a lot. However, particularly interesting instances of the first time we find practically failed,” recalls the scientist.