Major Jurassic fossil site was found in Argentina
#Cosmoread: Jurassic-era fossil site in Argentina, a leading archaeologist, discovered four years later it was discovered for the first time announced.
The site, in the southern Argentine Patagonia spans 23,000 square miles, with the publication of a report in the journal Ameghiniana came to light this week.
“No other place in the world, including the same amount and diversity of Jurassic fossils,” geologist Juan Garcia regional center for scientific research and technology transfer (CRILAR) of Massini said.
Patagonia coaxing back to its natural state
Fossil in Argentina- between 140 and 160 million years old – because they lie on the surface were exposed to erosion recently, Garcia Massini, who leads the research team to investigate the site said.
You can see the landscape as it appeared in the Jurassic in Argentina – how thermal water, lakes and the rivers were distributed to other parts of the plants and the ecosystem, “he said.
Fossils in some cases less than a day almost immediately, were preserved in.
Dinos Got High, the oldest fossil fungus grass sign
“You can see how the fungi in Argentina, cyanobacteria and worms moved when they were alive,” Garcia Massini site Deseado Massif mountain range that lies along said.
Ignacio Escapa Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum, said the researchers had found “a wide range of micro and macro-organisms in Argentina.”
Fossils in Argentina are so well preserved that researchers each rock extracted from the site could potentially open the door to a new discovery adds.