Fossil, Mammals - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following is a mammal?

1. Human
2. Blue whale
3. Sea lion

a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. Only 1
d. All
Answer  Explanation 


- Mammals are warm blooded animals.
- They also posess hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex (a region of the brain).
- Sea lions are sea mammals found in subarctic to tropical waters of the global ocean in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

2)   Scientists announced the discovery of which fossil remains in northwestern New Mexico badlands?

a. Kembetopsalis simmonsae
b. Kimbetopsalis simmonsae
c. Acomys russatus
d. Agouti paca
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Kimbetopsalis simmonsae

Scientists announced the discovery in NW New Mexico badlands of fossil remains of Kimbetopsalis simmonsae, planet eating rodent like animal with incisors like beavers and is estimated at 3 feet long and covered in fur. It existed a few hundred thousand years following mass extinction Kimbetopsalis.