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Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales

Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales

Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales is located 40 mi (65 km) West of Nuequen. It was dedicated to scientific field of palaeontology, a study of ancient animals. The initiative to erect a museum became Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales signifacant fossil finds around lake Barreales.



Location: 40 mi (65 km) West of Nuequen    Map

Tel. (0299) 154 048614

Open: 9am- 4pm daily

Entrance Fee: AR$40




Description of entro Paleontológico Lago Barreales


Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales is famous for numerous dinosaurs fossils that once roamed in this region of the planet 90 million years ago during Cretaceous period. The museum of ancient creatures is located just adjacent to the digs site where they were discovered. Scientists of National University of Comahue come here to work in the field. The unique feature of Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales scientific complex is that you can actually participate in the paleontological digs. One of the most impressive fossils discovered here were those of giant sauropod Futalongkosaurus Dukei that measure at 40 meters and weighting 80 tons. It was a plant eating dinosaur. However there were also found carnivorous theropods. These includes such animals as Unenlagia Paynemili and Megaraptor namunhuaiquii those claws reached a length of 40 cm.








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