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The Solnhofen (Germany) limestone is the world's most famous fossil site. It is a lagerstätte of Upper Jurassic limestone which has preserved many fossils in great detail. The specimens of Archaeopteryx are perhaps the world's most valuable fossils, because they are the earliest fossils of a bird capable of flight.

The Solnhofen (Germany) limestone is the world's most famous fossil site. It is…

Seaweed fossil in rock. This rock and the fossil formed under an ancient sea, and was later uplifted to this location. This fossil was found at an altitude of around 3500 metres above sea level, near Cafayate, Jujuy Province, Argentina.

Seaweed fossil in rock. This rock and the fossil formed under an ancient sea, and was later uplifted to this location. This fossil was found at an altitude of around 3500 metres above sea level, near Cafayate, Jujuy Province, Argentina.

Hundreds of millions of years ago, marine animals swam in a vast ocean near the supercontinent of Gondwana. Now, these creatures' fossils litter the rocky desert of southeastern Morocco.

Photos: Trove of Marine Fossils Discovered in Morocco

Hundreds of millions of years ago, marine animals swam in a vast ocean near the supercontinent of Gondwana. Now, these creatures' fossils litter the rocky desert of southeastern Morocco.

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