A window onto the Eocene (Cenozoic): The palaeontological record of the Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark (Huesca, Aragon, Spain)
Resumen: The Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the Central Pyrenees, is a region of remarkable geodiversity that includes extensive Eocene fossil-bearing sites and constitutes an important archive of paleobiodiversity. The Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark hosts outcrops of Eocene formations bearing an unusual abundance and diversity of fossils from marine and continental sedimentary environments, making the Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark a perfect window for learning about tropical ecosystems of the Eocene of southern Europe. These environments were in part tectonically controlled and offer a unique opportunity to understand how faunas changed in an active area. Here, we outline the main groups of fossils from the Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark, including popular examples such as the “Crocodile of Ordesa-Vio” and the sirenian Sobrarbesiren. The Geopark has been a major tool in the geoconservation of Eocene fossils.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.30486/GCR.2021.1912263.1043
Año: 2021
Publicado en: Geoconservation research 4, 2 (2021), 561-572
ISSN: 2645-4661

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/CGL2017-85038-P
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Paleontología (Dpto. Ciencias de la Tierra)
Área (Departamento): Área Estratigrafía (Dpto. Ciencias de la Tierra)

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