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New beardog footprints have been discovered along the geological path. The exposed area has become uncovered again after the winter protection and  it is exhibited  along the left side of the study trail.
In the meantime excavation started under the walkway of the Conservation Hall, where uncovering of the paleosoil surface ended in early 1980.
On October 29, 2013 students of European Geoparks came to visit the Miocene Park of Ipolytarnoc.
To commemorate his memory, a photo exhibition of the recently deceased prime mountain climber of Hungary can be seen between July 25 - August 25 in the Ancient Pine visitor centre.

Fossils

The Lower Miocene strata of the Ipolytarnoc Fossil Site contains both marine and terrestrial fossils, including shark teeth, petrified trees, leaf impressions and tracks. Footprints of 11 vertebrate species have been described on the footprint-bearing sandstone, which was conserved by volcanic tuff covering.

It was due to the sudden volcanic catastrophe, which buried and conserved the paleohabitat, that fossil remains in so many plentitude survived. The site is considered the prime fossil locality of Hungary.

  • SHARK TEETH
  • ANIMAL FOOTPRINTS
  • PETRIFIED TREES
  • LEAF IMPRESSIONS
  • The Volcanic Catastrophe

    Ősmaradványok - FOSSILS