Monday, September 7, 2009

Mesosaurus Fossils - Mesosaurus tenuidens






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The Mesosaurus is probably one of the most convincing examples to prove the drifting of continents. These formations are between 280 and 320 million years old.

I took these pics at the Mesosaurus fossil site which is located quite close to where I am now, in a stunning part of the country, surrounded by Quiver tree forests and amazing dolerite rock formations.

You can find explanations of the significance of the fossil finds here and here.

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4 comments:

  1. Great blog!!
    If you like, come back and visit mine: http://albumdeestampillas.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Pablo from Argentina

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  2. Thanks for the visit and kind comment Pablo - I certainly will pop in ...

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  3. very interesting post - so if I understand correctly, the fossil can still be seen where it was found. Or has it been moved?
    thanks

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  4. Hey lisleman ... yes, the fossils shown here were only found very recently - the farmer was repairing a farm road and his young son brought him a fossil which had been unearthed ... upon investigation there were many more ... digging for additional fossils has been stopped because they are protected by law ... I guess that in the future sometime a properly organized scientific dig will take place ...

    Thanks for the comment

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