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The Ipolytarnoc Fossils was named as one of the best tourism destinations in Hungary!
Exciting programs followed the Geopark Week event till the end of June at the Fossils.
The European Geoparks Week, taking place at late May early June each year, is a European – wide festival of Geoparks. The Bükk National Park Directorate endorses this event.

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