In the Terek region of Kabardino-Balkaria, near the village of Upper Kurp, regional specialists, researchers from Nalchik — Maria and Victor Kotlyarova — discovered the remains of the rare Southern mammoth.
"Bared by the collapse of the cliff mammoth survived, thanks to the clay shell, part of another tusk — more than a meter in length — the researchers had to take pictures, but the bone" right in front of scattered into many small pieces due to lack of conservation "- quoted by ITAR-TASS Victor .
According to experts, "with a high degree of probability can not talk about a single skeleton, but of an entire cemetery of prehistoric animals": previously, local residents are often found in the area large bones, including the ribs, teeth, vertebrae, said RIA "Novosti".
Furthermore, in 2007, the remains of an ancient elephant similar type were found in the clay pits one of the farms Novoaleksandrovskaya area, located in the Stavropol region, not far from the Kabardino-Balkaria.
South or Southern mammoth elephant is an animal up to four meters, with huge tusks screwed form
.Giant lived between 2.6 and 0.7 million years ago.
At the moment, discovered seven relatively complete skeletons southern mammoth, three of which are stored in Russia, two more — in Italy, one — in France and Serbia.