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Parc Ela summer series: marine dinosaurs in the high mountains

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The Zurich paleontologist Heinz Furrer, who was involved in the study of the large fish dinosaur bones on the Corn da Tinizong, explains why fossil marine dinosaurs are found in the Alps.

Description

Date
20.07.2022 from 17:00 to 18:30 o'clock
Price
Collection
"Simply for returns" applies here – if you arrive by public transport, you will return free of charge! All information under www.parc-ela.ch/retour
Zeit
Lecture from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by an aperitif.
Ort
Albula Railway Museum

More than 30 years ago, researchers at the University of Zurich discovered some huge vertebrae, ribs and a tooth in today's Parc Ela. Due to their typical shape, they had to come from very large fish dinosaurs, a group of extinct reptiles that hunted in the then richly populated sea about 205 million years ago. A new study has now shown that the fossils belong to various fish dinosaurs of probably 15 to 20 meters in length. The tooth fragment found is particularly unusual: With a root diameter of six centimeters, it is twice as thick as the largest fish dinosaur tooth found to date.
This event is part of the Parc Ela summer series "Scazis da tera", which invites locals and guests to take a look underground. In partnership with the Archaeological Service graubünden, we are on the road with researchers in the Parc Ela this year to discover our history stored in the ground. Learn what it looked like a long time ago in Parc Ela and what treasures can still be recovered today. The subsequent aperitif offers the opportunity to discuss the fascination and importance of these mineral resources.

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