via The Star, 10 October 2020: The first-ever discovery of a stegodon fossil in Malaysia.
Universiti Malaya (UM) scientists have identified the fossil of an extinct elephant in a limestone cave in Gopeng, Perak.
With an estimated geological age of between 30,000 and 80,000 years, it is said to be the country’s first discovery of a Stegodon fossil.
Lead researcher Dr Ros Fatihah Muhammad from UM’s Geology Department and Palaeontological Society of Malaysia’s vertebrate palaeontologist and zoo archaeologist Lim Tze Tshen were the scientists behind the find.
“This is the first ever Stegodon fossil found in Malaysia.