Guwahati/ 19th April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
Meghalaya’s Krem Puri cave was recently declared as the world’s longest sandstone cave. But what surprised a group of archaeologists, is their discovery of a dinosaur fossil inside it. The fossil, after inspection and thorough investigation was found to belong to one aquatic carnivorous reptile by the name Mosasaurus.
The fossil has been discovered inside the Krem Puri cave (which also means Fairy Cave in English), near the village of Laitsohum in the Mawsynram area of East Khasi Hills district. The depth of the “Fairy Cave”-24,583 meters, has made this cave as the world’s longest sandstone cave recently. The actual depth of the cave was measured by a group of Meghalaya based adventure team by the name “Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA), well known for their caving expeditions.
Since its inception in the list of the world’s longest and largest list of Guinness Book of world records, the Krem Puri cave has attracted many cave enthusiasts and speleologists, apart from paleontologists, considering fossils of dinosaurs.
Explorers during their expedition inside the cave found a few shark teeth and also discovered fossils that according to them could be related to marine dinosaurs which were identified as Mosasaurus.