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Major Jurassic fossil site found in Argentina

Posted on Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 | Comment icon 6 comments

The fossil-rich site is located in Patagonia. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Enidan7
Paleontologists have revealed the discovery of one of the world's largest ever Jurassic fossil sites.
Spanning an area of 23,000 square miles in Patagonia, southern Argentina, the site was actually discovered four years ago but had remained under wraps until being brought to light this week.

The region has been praised as a veritable goldmine for fossil hunters due to the high level of preservation and because most of the fossils are located near to the surface.

"No other place in the world contains the same amount and diversity of Jurassic fossils," said geologist Juan Garcia Massini whose research team has been investigating the site.

"You can see the landscape as it appeared in the Jurassic - how thermal waters, lakes and streams as well as plants and other parts of the ecosystem were distributed."

So far the researchers have managed to unearth a wide range of fossils at the site and it is likely that many more will be found now that the region's significance has been widely publicized.

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Tags: Jurassic, Argentina

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Summerin1905 on 1 March, 2016, 20:53
dinosaurs cool!
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer on 1 March, 2016, 21:27
Sounds like they were having a caucus with some many different types of dinos.
Comment icon #3 Posted by geraldnewfie on 2 March, 2016, 1:13
They find this site and millions of beetles swarm argentina, maybe they are telling us to stay away
Comment icon #4 Posted by Myles on 2 March, 2016, 13:35
I can't wait to see all of what they find. Very cool.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Infernal Gnu on 3 March, 2016, 0:04
BREAKING NEWS! They just announced the discovery of a tall cave dwelling humanoid's mummified remains, including strands of tinsel hair and unusually small hands for its size in this same area. Trumpopithecus Rex, it's being named, in honor of Donald Trump. The cave was high up in the mountains and had what appeared to be twin T-shaped carvings in the rock above the cave.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Zalmoxis on 10 March, 2016, 6:08
That is great.

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