Tethys Ocean

Tethys Ocean is a former body of salt water that separated the Laurasia and Gondwana, which formed part of the Pangaea. It was named in 1893 by the Austrian geologist Eduard Suess after the sister and consort of Oceanus, the ancient Greek god of ocean.
Recently, footprints of three species of dinosaurs were found in the Thar Desert at western part of Rajasthan, which was previously the seashore to the Tethys Ocean during the Mesozoic era. The three species include Eubrontes cf. giganteus, Eubrontes glenrosensis and Grallator tenuis. While the former two have 35 cm footprints, the latterÂ’s footprint was 5.5 cm.


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