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Crocodilia was discovered beside the Rhinoland during the newest excavation on the geological study path of the site.
The Bükk National Park Directorate and the Forest Plays Music Foundation  organised a special event at Ipolytarnoc on the 30th of June, last year.
The European Geoparks Week, taking place at late May early June each year, is a European – wide festival of Geoparks aimed at raising public awareness of geoconservation and promotion of the geological heritage as well as events aimed at informing the wide public about geotouristic and educational activities in geoparks.

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