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The famous 'Suketi Fossil Park' is situated in which district of Himachal Pradesh?
1. Sirmour
2. Kangra
3. Solan
4. Shimla

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Sirmour

The correct answer is Sirmour.

  • Suketi Fossil park is also known as the Shivalik Fossil Park.
  • It is a notified National Geo Heritage monument Fossil park in the Sirmour district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
  • It has a collection of prehistoric vertebrate fossils and skeletons recovered from the upper and middle Shivaliks geological formation of sandstones and clay of Suketi.
  • The park is located on the Left Bank of the Markanda river.

  • The Fossil park in Suketi is the first park in Asia from where Fossil can be discovered.
  • Fossils found here are as old as 8.5 million years old.
  • Shivalik where the park is located is said to have the world's largest number of melon forces and can help largest understand evolution and prehistoric era
  • The park at present has six sets of life-size models of:
    • Stegodonganesa (extinct grand elephant),
    • Sivatherium, Colosschelys Atlas (giant land tortoise and Chelonia)
    • Paramachaerdus (sabre-toothed tiger)
    • Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors)
    • Crocodilia.

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