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Dinosaur and Paleontology Dictionary
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Lagerstatten

Lagerstätten [meaning "(fossil) deposit places" in German] are geological fossil deposits that are rich with varied, well-preserved fossils, representing a wide variety of life from a particular era. These spectacular fossil deposits represent an amazing "snapshot" in time.

Some Lagerstätten Location Age of Deposits
Ashfall Fossil Beds Nebraska, United States 10 million years old
Auca Mahuevo Patagonia, Argentina 80 million years old
Burgess Shale British Columbia, Canada 530 million years old
Chengjiang Yunnan Province, China 525 million years old
Ediacara Hills South Australia 700 million years old
Green River Formation Wyoming and Colorado, USA 50 million years old
Holzmaden Württemberg, Germany 190 million years old
Hunsrückschiefer Germany 370 million years old
Mazon Creek Northeastern Illinois, USA 300 million years old
Messel Oil Shale Hessen, Germany 49 million years old
Rancho La Brea Southern California, United States 20,000 years old
Solnhofen Limestone Bavaria, Germany 150 million years old


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