Geological paleontholitic sites

Datule


Datule near Barbariga covers over 400 hectares. It was declared a special paleontological reserve in 1994. Datule is the first and still the only site of the remains of dinosaur bones found on the entire Mediterranean area, as well as the only submarine site.

Fossilized bones of a Sauropod, a quadrupedal herbivore dinosaur were found. During the period of the Lower Cretaceous, they were one of the biggest dinosaurs which lived on the Earth. Twelve remains from the Sauropod family have been identified to date, which gives the Datule site an international importance as it provides the real possibility for describing a completely new species. Apart from the Sauropod remains, the fossils of the marsh horsetail, a plant eaten by the herbivore dinosaur have also been found.

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