Peru: Fish Fossils discovered near Lima, 135 million years old

Posted on October 3, 2013 • Filed under: Archaeology, Peru reported that three fossils of fish, 3 to 4 inches each, with a length of about 135 million years were discovered in an urban area of ​​Lima, said Wednesday the Ministry of Culture of Peru. The fossils belong to a “marine fauna that lived during the time geological Hauterivian, Lower Cretaceous, and outcrops were recorded in a type of sedimentary rock called shale,” said a note from the ministry. Paleontologist Peter Tapia, the Ministry of Culture, estimated that the first time you realize the discovery of fossil fishes such as part of the paleontological heritage of Peru, which would throw more light on other wildlife that lived in this region more than 135 million years. Read Article

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